Preventing Heat Stroke

Did You Know?
A child’s body heats up three to five times faster than an adult’s body. Heatstroke deaths have been recorded in 11 months of the year in nearly all 50 states. More than half of heatstroke deaths occurred when a distracted caregiver forgot a quiet child was in the vehicle. Creating reminders and habits is an effective way to ensure that a child is not forgotten in the vehicle.

ACT
Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. Always lock your doors and trunks – even in your driveway.
And keep your keys and key fobs out of the reach of kids.
Create reminders. Place something you’ll need at your next stop -like a briefcase or cell phone – next to the child safety seat. It may seem simple, but can be a helpful reminder on a chaotic day.
Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, take action. Call 911. Emergency personnel are trained to respond to these
situations.

Learn more at: www.safekidsnh.org

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