E-Training Available On Heatstroke Risks For Kids In Hot Cars
According to noheatstroke.org, there are now 800 confirmed child hot car deaths, or pediatric vehicular heatstroke cases, that have occurred since 1998. The latest death, the 5th confirmed death in 2019, is a 4 year old in MN, demonstrating how this is not only a warm weather state issue, and extends beyond infant safety.
In 2018, 52 children died in hot cars. It was the deadliest year on record in the past 20 years. As a result, the National Safety Council (NSC) now offers a free e-learning training to help educate everyone about the danger of vehicular heatstroke and why children are at increased risk. You are invited to share this resource and utilize it in your child passenger safety programs. This training provides an overview of the three primary circumstances that have led to children dying and what we all can do to prevent these deaths.
Please visit nsc.org/HotCars to complete this training. It is intended to take less than 15 minutes to complete, and there is a certificate of completion at the end. There are also free PDF resources you can print and share. If you have any questions, contact Amy Artuso at firstname.lastname@example.org.