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Take Action to Prevent Heatstroke

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Every 10 days, across the United States, a child dies from being left in a hot car. It only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and become deadly to a child inside. As summer temperatures rise, more kids are at risk. Help stop these tragedies from happening. We can prevent heatstroke with your help.

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Heatstroke can happen anywhere, to anyone. That’s why it’s so important to never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. Last year, 30 kids died in hot cars and was the 2nd lowest number of fatalities since 1998. All of these deaths were 100 percent preventable. Spread the word about the dangers of heatstroke and make your voice heard. Click on the tabs for some tools to get you started.


As parents, the best way to prevent heatstroke is to learn what you need to do to keep your kids safe and spread the word in your community. Read our tips and share them with your family, daycare and school. Post a message on Facebook or Twitter to tell others. Get started now.

Daycare Providers

As a daycare professional, you can help prevent heatstroke by educating yourself, your staff and parents about the dangers of heatstroke. Post a flyer in your facility, share safety tips with parents and consider creating a program to alert parents if a child doesn’t show up to daycare. Your efforts can make a difference.


As a health professional, first responder or partner, you’re in a great position to make a big difference in your area. Help prevent heatstroke by knowing the facts, posting flyers and sharing safety information with your staff and community. Get started today.


Want to help get the word out to your readers about how to prevent heatstroke? Consider writing a blog or posting on Facebook or Twitter to help educate others about the issue. Here are some to tools to help get you started.

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Are you a super activist who wants to have everything at your fingertips? Look no further. Here’s a list of everything we’ve got to help you speak out and spread the word about heatstroke.

Nominate Someone in Your Community for the Badge of Courage Award

A small act of courage can make a big difference in the life of a child. That’s why we’ve created the Safe Kids Worldwide Badge of Courage, an award that acknowledges caring individuals who called 911 when a child was left alone in a hot car and the brave professionals who responded. To nominate someone for a Badge of Courage, please fill out this form.

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