Collier County Locksmith Saves Kids

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It can happen to anyone

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.

 

  1. True or false:  It’s never okay to leave your child alone in a car, even for a few minutes, and even if the car is on.

 

  True

  False

 

  1. True or false: Opening windows will prevent heatstroke.

 

  True

  False

 

 

  1. True or false: Children overheat up to five times faster than adults.

 

  True

  False

 

 

  1. True or false: Heatstroke can’t happen on cloudy days or in outside temperatures below 70 degrees.

 

  True

  False

 

 

  1. True or false: It’s okay to let kids play in an unattended vehicle.

 

  True

  False

ANSWER KEY

 

  1. TRUE

 

It’s never okay to leave a child alone in a car, even for a few minutes, and even if the car is on.

 

  1. FALSE

 

Opening windows will not prevent heatstroke.

 

  1. TRUE

 

Children overheat up to five times faster than adults.

 

  1. FALSE

 

Heatstroke can happen on cloudy days and in outside temperatures below 70 degrees.

 

  1. FALSE

 

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

 

No sweating

 

Strong, rapid pulse or slow, weak pulse

 

Nausea

 

Confusion or strange behavior

 

 

Get Involved

Find and share campaign information

 

 

FREE Flyers for Parents and Caregivers.

 

(Click the link below)

 (http://www.safercar.gov/parents/inandaroundthecar/heat-involved.html)

 

For parents, caregivers, schools and organizations, and remind everyone to:

 

LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK!