Fire Safety

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This week's Safety Topic:

***According to Safe Kids USA, 52 percent of heat stroke deaths among children in vehicles occurred when the child was “forgotten” by a distracted parent or caregiver; 29 percent of deaths occurred when young children gained access to an unlocked, unattended vehicle or trunk; and 18 percent occurred when a child was intentionally left in a vehicle.***

The Irving Fire Department asks for everyone to please keep these safety tips in mind to help prevent a tragedy:

  • NEVER leave infants, children or pets in a parked car—even if the windows are slightly open. 
  • Put something that will be needed for work—cell phone, briefcase, employee badge, etc.—in the backseat.
  • Keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When the child is buckled in, place the stuffed animal in the front as a reminder. 
  • When leaving, check to be sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook children who may have fallen asleep. 
  • Always lock your car and ensure children do not have access to keys or remote entry devices. Teach your children that vehicles are never to be used as a play area. 
  • Call 911 to report a child unattended in a vehicle.

As a reminder for parents, the Fire department provides free Don’t Forget the Baby window static clings to Irving residents. For more information, call (972) 721-2514.

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