Summer is here, and so is the heat. With temperatures reaching over 100 degrees this week, it’s a good time to remind ourselves about heatstroke prevention for children in cars.
In just 10 minutes, a car’s temperature can raise over 20 degrees. The leading cause of non-crash-related fatalities for children 14 and younger, heatstroke can occur when children are left alone in a car. That’s why it’s important for parents and caregivers to take careful precautions to reduce the risk of child heatstroke.
Here are some quick tips:
- Don’t leave your child alone in the car, even for a minute.
- Remember to ACT: Avoid heatstroke. Create reminders. Take action.
- If you see a child left alone in a hot car, call 911 immediately.
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