HEAT STROKE PREVENTION In 2017, 42 children died from heatstroke inside vehicles. These tragedies can occur to any community, and even to the most responsible of parents. While we hope this never happens to us as parents and caregivers, our busy lives with kids, lack of sleep, work, and many other distractions warrant us to make safe travel a priority. As the summer heat continues, we want to remind everyone to stay safe this summer, and at all times of the year, by following these tips: • Never leave a child, dependents, or animals alone in a car. • See a child alone in a car? Get involved! Protecting children is everyone’s business. Call 9-1-1 immediately. • The difference between life and death can be minutes in a hot car. Cars can reach deadly temperatures very quickly, even on relatively "cool days". • Always check the back seat for your baby. “Look Before You Lock”. While many of us think that this can never happen to us, all it takes is that one day where you are overworked and under rested to lose track of time, and think you already dropped your child off at daycare. • Ask childcare to call you if your baby doesn't show up as planned. • Always keep cars locked & keys out of reach of children. If a child is missing - check in all cars. • A car is not a babysitter. NEVER leave a child, dependent or animal alone inside a vehicle, not even for a minute. #heatstrokekills #lookbeforeyoulock First 5 Kern Kern County Department of Child Support Services City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center Bakersfield City School District Community Action Partnership of Kern CHP - Bakersfield Kern County Animal ServicesKern County Sheriff's Office Bakersfield Fire Department Kern County Fire Department Hall Ambulance Service, Inc.