Child Safety Tips
• Never leave children alone in or around cars, not even for a minute.
• If you see a child alone in a vehicle get involved. If they are hot or seem sick, get them out as quickly as possible. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.
• Use drive-thru services when available.
• Use your debit card to pay for gas at the pump.
For additional information about ways to keep your children safe in and around vehicles, visit http://www.kidsandcars.org/
• A core body temperature of 107 degrees is considered lethal as cells are damaged and internal organs shut down.
• Children’s thermoregulatory systems are not as efficient as adults’ are, and their body temperatures warm at a rate three to five times faster than adults’ do.
• After 10 minutes, the temperature inside of a car is 19 degrees hotter than the outside temperature, 29 degrees hotter after 20 minutes, 34 degrees hotter after 30 minutes, 43 degrees hotter after 60 minutes and 45-50 degrees hotter after one to two hours.
• Cracking a window has little effect.
— information provided by http://ggweather.com/heat/