Now that warm weather has finally arrived, it is important to keep in mind some important hot weather safety tips to keep you and your family – including the four legged members – cool and safe this summer.
Remember to NEVER leave children or pets unattended in your vehicle even for “just a moment”. Cracking windows does nothing to cool the interior of the vehicle. If you see a pet or child unattended in a vehicle call 911 to report the incident.
- Create reminders by placing an object in the backseat of the vehicle next to the child, such as a briefcase, purse, cell phone or toy that is needed at the driver’s destination. This is important if the adult or parent is not following their normal routine.
- Take action. If you see a child alone in a vehicle, call 911 so that trained emergency personnel can come to the scene and save the child’s life.
- Make sure your vehicle is locked when an adult or parent is not present so children don’t get in it on their own and lock themselves in.
- Use common sense. If you wouldn’t want to be locked in a hot vehicle, why would you want to put your child or pet through that?