BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — BPD has issued a few tips the community should be aware of to prevent Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke.
- Never leave a child, dependents, or animals alone in a car.
- See a child alone in a car? Get involved! Protecting children is everyone’s business. Call 9-1-1 immediately.
- The difference between life and death can be minutes in a hot car. Cars can reach deadly temperatures very quickly, even on relatively "cool days."
- Always check the back seat for your baby. “Look Before You Lock”. While many of us think that this can never happen to our family, all it takes is that one day where you are overworked and under-rested to lose track of time, and think you already dropped your child off at daycare.
- Ask childcare to call you if your baby doesn't show up as planned.
- Always keep cars locked & keys out of reach of children. If a child is missing - check in all cars.
- A car is not a babysitter. Never leave a child, dependent or animal alone inside a vehicle, not even for a “quick” errand.