5 Heatstroke Safety Tips For Parents & Caregivers

5 Heatstroke Safety Tips For Parents & Caregivers

| Jun 14, 2016 | Safety Tips |

It is the beginning of summer break and I wanted to take the time to remind parents, caregivers, schools and organizations, to Look Before You Lock! Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash-related fatalities for children 14 and younger. From 1998-2014 636 children died due being unattended in a vehicle.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW ABOUT HEATSTROKE

  • Children are at a higher risk than adults of dying from heatstroke in a hot vehicle especially when they are too young to communicate.
  • A child’s temperature heats up 3 to 5 times faster than that of an adult’s.
  • In 10 minutes a car can heat up 20 degrees. Rolling down a window does little to keep it cool.
  • Heatstroke fatalities have occurred even in vehicles parked in shaded areas and when the air temperatures were 80 degrees F or less.
  • Heatstroke can occur in temperatures as low as 57 degrees.

We here at Zychowicz Skeldon we wish everyone a safe summer and remember to look before you lock!  For more information go to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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