Importance of Fire Prevention
In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.
Heatstroke can easily take the life of a small child or animal that is left in a vehicle. Please make sure to take the extra steps and make sure there is anyone left in your vehicle when you exit.
- From 1998 to 2018, 795 children died due to vehicular heatstroke. Let’s make that number zero
- In just 10 minutes, a car can heat up by 20 degrees. That’s enough to kill a child left alone in a vehicle.
- Heatstroke from a hot car is the leading cause of not-in-traffic non-crash-related deaths for kids 14 & younger.
- It doesn’t happen to “bad parents”: it can happen to any parent or caregiver. Never leave your child in a car alone.
Check your car before you lock it. Your car can stand the heat, your child can’t. Make it a habit to look in the back seat EVERY time you exit your vehicle. If you see a child or animal alone in a vehicle, try to find the parents and call 911 if the child seems to be in distress or non-responsive.