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6/1/16news article

video shows hot car danger

one tip can save a child's life

In an effort to keep children safe from suffering from heatstroke while left in a hot car, Dayton Children’s and Safe Kids Greater Dayton are providing one tip each month to help busy parents avoid the danger. The more people who share these tips, the more awareness we can bring to this lifesaving message.

June’s tip

Parents, talk to your child’s day care. Set up a plan where the day care calls you if your child has not been dropped off at the usual time. For more tips on how to prevent heatstroke, click here.

one minute video

Dayton Children’s also put together a one minute video showing just how quickly temperatures can rise inside a car on a hot day.Feel free to use it on websites, social media and in broadcasts.

hard facts

  • Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children.
  • On average, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle.
  • 9 children have already died from being left in a hot car in 2016.

top tips

Reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by remembering to ACT.

A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.

C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.

T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.

For more information, contact:
Stacy Porter
Public relations manager
Phone: 937-641-3666
newsroom@childrensdayton.org