Prevent Heatstroke

Never leave a child in a vehicle, not even for a minute!


Hot weather and vehicles can be a deadly combination.  Nationally, so far this year there have been 8 fatalities to children in vehicles.  Some of these children climbed into an unlocked car and could not get out.




With our hot weekend forecast, Safe Kids Oregon is asking for your help.


Remember to ACT

A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.


C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.


T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.


Share these tips and posters with friends, families and organizations in your community.


Heat Stroke Infographic                Heat Stroke Safety Tips

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Visit Safe Kids Worldwide for more information, videos and posters like this one:

2014 Heatstroke Poster Color

Thank you for your help!


Safe Kids Oregon works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Oregon is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Oregon was founded in 1995 and is led by Oregon Public Health. Click here for information on other Injury Areas.