Collier County Locksmith Saves Kids
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Collier County Locksmith founded in 2016 and manage by Affordable Locksmith & Security Systems has develop a program to rescue Children in locked vehicles 24/7 at no charge to families or caregivers. The CCL Saves Kids program focuses on prevention and education - not blame.
Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. Unfortunately, even great parents can forget a child in the back seat. Other risk factors include caregivers who aren’t used to driving kids or whose routine suddenly changes. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver or bystander of a child left in a car, it’s vitally important to understand children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults. Follow these important rules and tips to protect children from heatstroke.
ALWAYS LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK
Always Check the back seats of your vehicle before you lock it and walk away
Keep a stuffed animal or other memento in your child's car seat when it's empty and move it to the front seat as a visual reminder when your child is in the back seat. If someone else is driving your child, or your daily routine has been altered, always check to make sure your child has arrived safely.
Keep in Mind a Child’s Sensitivity to Heat
In 10 minutes, a car’s temperature can rise over 20 degrees. Even at an outside temperature of 60 degrees, the temperature inside your car can reach 110 degrees. A child dies when his/her body temperature reaches 107 degrees.
Understand the Potential Consequences of Kids in Hot Cars
Severe injury or death
Being arrested and jailed
A lifetime of regret
Things you can do to remind yourself
Keep your child’s favorite toy, blanket, or diaper bag in the front seat.
Place your purse or briefcase in the backseat causing you to go to the back to retrieve them.
STAY OFF THE PHONE!
Keep your focus on driving to the caregiver and stay off the phone.
If you don't arrive to the caregiver by a certain time
have call you to find out where your are
If someone other than yourself is bringing the child to your caregiver
call them at a designated time to ensure delivery.
If you see a child locked in a vehicle unattended
get involved, call 911 immediately!
We can all work together to share this valuable information.
For more details on how to keep your little ones safe
go to kidsandcars.org
Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car
Whether you’re a parent, caregiver or bystander of a child left in a car, it’s important to understand risk factors contributing to child heatstroke. Answer these questions to see how much you know.
It’s never okay to leave a child alone in a car, even for a few minutes, and even if the car is on.
Opening windows will not prevent heatstroke.
Children overheat up to five times faster than adults.
Heatstroke can happen on cloudy days and in outside temperatures below 70 degrees.
Do not let kids play in an unattended vehicle
TAKE ACTION if You Notice a Child Alone in a Car!
If you see a child alone in a car, don’t worry about getting involved in someone else’s business—protecting children is everyone’s business; besides,
“Good Samaritan” laws offer legal protection
for those who offer assistance in an emergency.
Here’s What You Can Do
Don’t wait more than a few minutes for the driver to return.
If the child is not responsive or is in distress, immediately Call 911.
Get the child out of the car.
Spray the child with cool water (not in an ice bath).
If the child is responsive
Stay with the child until help arrives.
Have someone else search for the driver or ask the facility to page them.
Warning Signs of Heatstroke
Red, hot, and moist or dry skin
Strong, rapid pulse or slow, weak pulse
Confusion or strange behavior
FREE Flyers for Parents and Caregivers.
(Click the link below)
For parents, caregivers, schools and organizations, and remind everyone to:
LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK!