When the summer sun beats down, car interiors heat up – so much you can actually cook a s’more inside. Mercy Injury Prevention and Safe Kids Springfield recently used a car’s back window to prepare the chocolate marshmallow treats. The team handed out the snacks along with reminders about never leaving children unattended in a hot car.
To reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke, remember to ACT:
A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, even for a minute. Also, keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.
C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child that you’ll need at your final destination, like your cell phone, purse or briefcase. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.
T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.