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New Campaign Warns People of the Dangers of Hot Cars
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New Campaign Warns People of the Dangers of Hot Cars

 

Police, firefighters and city officials from Henderson launched an effort Tuesday to remind people to not leave children or pets in the car.

The Check Your Seats in the Heat… Because Heat Kills campaign works to spread awareness about the dangers of leaving animals or children in a hot car. The campaign organizers want people to not only remember to check the seats of their own cars, but to also keep an eye on cars in parking lots.

“Every year, tragically, children are left in cars unattended and can suffer heat illnesses. Every year, on average, 33 of them die from being left in the car unattended,” Daniel Pentkowski, President of Henderson Professional Firefighters, said.

As part of the campaign, the group will be handing out red ribbons at Smith’s Food and Drug stores in Henderson to remind people to check their seats for children or pets. Police and firefighters say they have rescued children from cars after parents have left them to go into a convenience store, post office or dry cleaners, for what they thought was just a few seconds. Officers remind people that the interior of a car can get above 140 degrees in just a few minutes.

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