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Kelley Coffman-Lee: Children left in hot cars

June 15, 2012

6/15/2012 KELLEY COFFMAN-LEE, Centennial  Currently in the state of Colorado there is no law prohibiting leaving a baby alone in her car seat while Mom runs into the liquor store, the library or the mall. Learn More: 2012-06-15-centennial-kelley-coffman  

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Father speaks about daughter’s death during heat-stroke awareness event

June 13, 2012

6/13/2012 Arelis R. Hernández, Orlando Sentinel Reginald McKinnon stands in a garden of photographs representing children who have died of hyperthermia when locked in hot cars. His 18-month-old daughter died after he forgot her in the back seat. He spoke about the tragedy during a news conference June 13. Learn More: 2012-06-13-orlando-sentinel-mckinnon

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Bensalem grandfather invents device to keep kids safe

June 12, 2012

6/12/2012 PhillyBurbs.com – Gwen Shrift The deaths of children in hot cars hit Russ Rusakov hard, especially when a 2-year-old boy died outside a day care center after being forgotten in a car in Penndel, not far from Rusakov’s home in Bensalem. Learn More: 2012-06-12-philly-burbs-heat

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Heatstroke prevention tips for parents

June 11, 2012

6/11/2012 NewsOK.com – Joey Stipek Summer is here and as temperatures beginning to climb throughout the summer months, parents should be aware of the dangers of leaving your child unattended in your vehicle. Last year alone, there were two deaths in Oklahoma from child vehicular heatstroke death. Learn More: 2012-06-11-newsok

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Child deaths in hot cars target of awareness campaign

June 2, 2012

6/2/2012 ABC15 (Scripps Media Inc) – Kristin Volk No parent wants to live with the guilt and grief of leaving a child to die in a hot car. For Raelyn Balfour of Ruckersville, Va., “It’s something that’s always there.” Learn More: 2012-05-23-kshb-scripps-balfour-marson

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Vehicle Blind Zones

June 1, 2012

6/1/2012 WUSA – Samara Martin Ewing  Learn More: 2012-06-01-wusa-vehicle-blindzones

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Family uses child’s driveway death to raise awareness

May 28, 2012

5/28/2012 QC Times – Kay Luna Smiling baby photos of 19-month-old Jack Pauly filled the picnic shelter Monday at Westbrook Park, where the boy’s little green boots, a plastic toy and teddy bear served as table centerpieces. They were bittersweet mementos of Jack’s short life, which ended April 17, 2011, hours after an accident in […]

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Take thirty seconds and save a life

May 25, 2012

5/25/2012 News Journal – Clairen Reese How many times have you seen a kid lose a ball, a pet or even scurry under a car to catch an elusive bug? Or better yet, NOT seen a small child rush outside after a departing parent? Learn More: 2012-05-25-clairen-reese-pnj-take-30-seconds    

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Child deaths in hot cars target of awareness campaign

May 24, 2012

5/24/2012 Kentucky Post – Kristin Volk (Scripps Media, Inc) A change in routine, combined with a miscommunication between Justin and Jessica Marson of Manteca, Calif., led to their family tragedy on Aug. 16, 2008. Learn More: 2012-05-24-ky-post-scripps-marson-balfour

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Parents urge others to protect their ‘precious cargo’

May 23, 2012

5/23/2012 KSHB – Kristin Volk (Scripps Media, Inc) No parent wants to live with the guilt and grief of leaving a child to die in a hot car. For Raelyn Balfour of Ruckersville, Va., “It’s something that’s always there.” Learn More: 2012-05-23-kshb-scripps-balfour-marson

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