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Cooler Than Average Temps Can Still Kill

May 15, 2015

With temperatures dropping to record lows for this time of year, it’s important to remember the temperature inside a vehicle can still rise enough to kill.

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Mom Recounts Heartbreaking Story of Daughter’s Accidental Death in a Hot Car

May 14, 2015

My husband, sons, daughter and I started the day at church. As we were leaving the services, my 6-year-old daughter, Sydney, made sure to bring home the craft she’d been working on in Sunday school.

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Stanley Speaks to Rotary

At a recent meeting of the Peachtree City Rotary Club, Jenny Stanley of Kidsandcars.org, a national organization, spoke about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars.
Tragically, Stanley speaks from experience about the loss of her daughter. Telling her mother that she was going next door to a neighbor’s house, six-year old Sydney Marie instead climbed inside their unlocked car and could not get out. She died of heat stroke.

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Mother raises awareness about kids in hot cars after own tragedy

May 8, 2015

A mother raises awareness about children in hot cars after her two-year-old daughter was killed last year.

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Safety campaign hits stride

May 6, 2015

With summer’s warmer temperatures on the way, an Escondido woman is ramping up her countywide campaign to warn people about the dire consequences of leaving dogs and children inside parked cars.

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Too Many Kids Die of In-Car Heatstroke Each Year

One child has already died this year of heatstroke after being left behind in a hot car. That’s one child too many, and sadly, he probably won’t be the last this year. Heatstroke is the No. 1 cause of non-crash car-related deaths for children ages 14 and younger, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Hot car deaths: Brand new Childsafe App can save lives

May 5, 2015

A brand new social media application released yesterday called “Childsafe app,” may help parents and caregivers prevent child fatalities in hot car deaths.

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30 Hot Days, 30 Lost Children: Season For Car Deaths Arrives

May 4, 2015

The stories are predictable right about this time every year: Parent puts baby in back seat, parent drives somewhere intending to drop off baby, parent forgets baby in back seat. Then, with sad regularity, the baby dies from hyperthermia, known more jarringly as heatstroke.

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10 Surprising Safety Hazards

May 1, 2015

You’ll be shocked at what’s really dangerous for children in your home. Don’t skip our checklist of 10 safety hazards that could be deadly.

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10 Surprising Safety Hazards

You’ll be shocked at what’s really dangerous for children in your home. Don’t skip our checklist of 10 safety hazards that could be deadly.

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