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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office demonstrates Dangers of a Hot Car

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office  says seven hundred and fifty-five children have died from vehicular heatstroke since 1998 with thirteen of those deaths occurring this year according to noheatstroke.org.

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of non-crash-related fatalities among children.  It occurs when a child is left in a hot vehicle and their core body temperature reaches about 104 degrees. A core body temperature of about 107 degrees is deadly.

Sergeant James Derico volunteered to demonstrate Hot Car Dangers.

Sergeant James Derico volunteered to demonstrate Hot Car Dangers.

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TDHS asks Tennesseans Responsible for Children Transportation to “Look Before You Lock”

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – Temperatures are heating up with the start of summer only days away. The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) Child Care Licensing Team is increasing its focus on transportation.

TDHS Child Care Licensing program evaluators will conduct additional unannounced visits to child care agencies approved to transport children.

These visits are conducted during hot summer months to ensure agencies are following transportation licensing rules intended to prevent children from being left on a vehicle unattended.

Tennessee Department of Human Services Increases Transportation Checks at Child Care Agencies, Encourages All Tennesseans Responsible for Transporting Children to "Look Before You Lock".

Tennessee Department of Human Services Increases Transportation Checks at Child Care Agencies, Encourages All Tennesseans Responsible for Transporting Children to “Look Before You Lock”.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Child Heatstroke, Deaths in Vehicles Preventable

 

Time for vigilance is now

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – “Children should never be left alone in cars. Children should never be left alone in cars. Children should never be left alone in cars.”

That’s the message Michael Warren, MD, repeatedly stresses and wants all Tennesseans to start thinking about now. As director of the Tennessee Department of Health’s Family Health and Wellness office, he studies ways to keep children safe and believes “parents can never be too vigilant in protecting their children from heatstroke in vehicles.”

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Heatstroke or stroke? American Heart Association says you should Learn the signs of each

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – As the mercury soars and cool water and shade becomes more precious than gold, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association asks consumers to learn the signs of heatstroke, which differ from the signs of stroke.

“While heatstroke contains the word stroke and both are potentially life-threatening medical emergencies, stroke and heatstroke are not the same condition,” said Rani Whitfield, M.D., family practitioner and American Stroke Association spokesperson. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Human Services encourages Caregivers to “Look Before You Lock” when transporting Children

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) is reminding licensed child care providers across the state that are approved to transport children of the licensing rules and preventative measures to keep children safe when transporting them during summer months. In doing so, DHS licensing staff will be making extra visits to monitor child care agencies.

DHS is also encouraging parents and caregivers to “Look Before You Lock” car doors upon exit so that children are not left in the sweltering heat of a locked vehicle. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol urges Motorists to never leave Children or Pets in Unattended Vehicles

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to take extra precautions as temperatures rise this summer and never leave children or pets in unattended vehicles. Preliminary reports indicate that eight children have already died this year due to heatstroke. None of those fatalities were in Tennessee.

“Our goal is to educate the public on the dangers of leaving children or pets unattended in vehicles. The consequences could be deadly. Citizens should call 9-1-1 immediately if they see a child, an elderly person or anyone left unattended in a hot vehicle,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Human Services Encourages Child Care Providers to heighten protective measures when Transporting Children

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – Extreme temperatures cause many health risks for children such as: sunburn, heatstroke, dehydration, brain damage and even death. The Tennessee Department of Human Services encourages state child care agencies to heighten preventative measures to keep children safe when transporting them during the summer months.

On an 80-degree day the temperature inside a locked vehicle increases 19 degrees in just 10 minutes; 29 degrees in 20; and 43 degrees in just one hour.  For any human being subjected to such excessive extremes, the experience could prove fatal. «Read the rest of this article»

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