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Posted on: June 30, 2020

National Child Heatstroke Prevention Campaign July – September 2020

Heatstroke is the leading cause of vehicular non-crash-related deaths for children under 14. In fact, each year, an average of 38 children have died from heatstroke since 1998. Sadly, these are the current statistics:

  • Child vehicular heatstroke fatalities in 2019 = 52
  • Child vehicular heatstroke fatalities in 2018 = 51
  • Child vehicular heatstroke fatalities in 2017 = 43

Yet, this tragedy is 100% preventable. Take Action. Act Fast. Save a Life.

Click here to get your Heatstroke Prevention Toolkit.

National Safety Council – Free Online Course: Children in Hot Cars 

The National Safety Council offers a free online course about the danger of vehicular heatstroke in children, the three primary circumstances that have led to children dying, and what we all can do to prevent these deaths.

Click here to complete and share this training now. A certificate of completion is provided at the end of the training.

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