Last year, 33 children in the United States died due to hyperthermia after being left in a hot vehicle.
Twenty years ago, it was rare but with the safety recommendation of moving children to the backseat, children are more easily forgotten.
Children's bodies warm at a rate three to five times faster than an adult.
Heatstroke occurs when a person's temperature exceeds 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
A body temperature of 107 degrees Fahrenheit is considered lethal.
Vehicles become hot very fast.
After 10 minutes, a vehicle is 19 degrees hotter.
After 20 minutes, a vehicle is 29 degrees hotter.
After 30 minutes, a vehicle is 34 degrees hotter.
After 1 to 2 hours, a vehicle is 45-50 degrees hotter.
Be sure all occupants leave the vehicle when unloading
Place your purse or briefcase in the back of the car so you won't forget your child.
"Look before you leave" your vehicle
Have a plan with your child care provider to call you if your child does not show up as planned
Keep keys and remote entry devices away from children and always lock vehicle doors
Teach children not to play in or around vehicles
If you see a child alone in a car, call 911 immediately
Knock on the window -- if the child is sleeping or groggy, yell for help to break the car window and get the child out of the car
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