Protecting Children and Pets from Hot Cars

June 19th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Along with the beautiful Florida sunshine, comes brutal heat, especially during the summer months. That heat becomes more excessive inside vehicles.

Never, for any reason, leave children or pets inside a vehicle. Not even with the windows open. They can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and death within a few minutes.

We have all heard about instances where parents or care-givers forget their child is even in a vehicle, only to return hours later to find their child dead. Put a purse, briefcase, cell phone or other important item into the back seat when placing your child there. That way, there is less chance you will forget to remove your child when you reach your destination.

Should you ever come across an unattended child or pet in a vehicle, call 911 immediately and do what you can to remove the child or pet from the vehicle. In doing so, you may save a life.