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 Scott H. Jenkins, Sheriff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Warns About the Dangers of Heatstroke
 

Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash-related fatalities for children 14 and younger. That’s why Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office has joined with the National Hi...ghway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to attempt to reduce these deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of heatstroke and leaving children in hot cars. High body temperatures can cause permanent injury or even death.

“As outside temperatures rise, the risk of children dying from being left alone inside a hot vehicle also rises,” said Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins. “A child dies from being left in a hot vehicle nearly every ten days. This is a 100-percent preventable tragedy.”

CCSO urges all parents and caregivers to do these three things:
1) Never leave a child in a vehicle unattended.

2) Make it a habit to look in the backseat every time you exit the car.
If dropping a child off is not part of your normal routine, place an item that you keep on you (like a briefcase or purse) in the back seat next to the car seat, call your spouse after you drop the child off to make sure you didn’t forget, have daycare call you if your child doesn’t show up, or set a reminder on your cell phone or calendar. You can also download the Baby Reminder App for iPhones.

3) Always lock the car and put the keys out of reach.

Know the warning signs of heatstroke, which include: red, hot, and moist or dry skin; no sweating; a strong rapid pulse or a slow weak pulse; nausea; confusion; or acting strangely. If a child exhibits any of these signs after being in a hot vehicle, cool the child rapidly by spraying them with cool water or with a garden hose- never an ice bath. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

Children’s body temperatures can rise up to five times faster than that of an adult, and heatstroke can occur in temperatures as low as 57 degrees. On an 80-degree day, a car can reach deadly levels in just ten minutes.

It can happen to anyone. “More than half of all vehicle-related heatstroke deaths in children are caused by a child accidentally being left in the car, and about a third are from a child getting into a hot car on their own,” said Sheriff Jenkins. “We want to get the word out to parents and caregivers, please LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK. And if you ever see a child left alone in a hot vehicle, call 911 right away.”

Join us on July 31st for a day of social media conversation. Help us save kids from heatstroke.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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