Reduce the number of heatstroke deaths by remembering ACT

Child deaths caused by leaving the child in a hot car is completely preventable.  Reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by remembering 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 dial 9-1-1.  They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.  Also, remember that in Texas you are allowed to break a window to save a child’s life.