A Life-Saving Reminder: Intermountain Health and Public Safety Experts to Offer Tools and Warning for Nevadans to Never Leave Children in a Vehicle – Even for a Second

WHAT: 

In the heat of summer, first responders, safety advocates and Intermountain Health pediatricians are urging drivers to never leave a child in a vehicle – even for a minute – and offering free reminder tools to help drivers prevent injury or even death from overheating in a hot car.

The inside of a vehicle can heat up by 20 degrees in just 10 minutes and become deadly. Every year, nearly 40 children across the country die after being left in a hot vehicle. In Nevada, 14 children have died in hot vehicles between 1998 and 2022, and others have suffered heatstroke and other injuries in close calls.

Safety experts from Intermountain will demonstrate techniques and tools to help families prevent tragedy this summer. They will be joined by the Nevada Highway Patrol, who will offer insight and tips for family safety. Safe Kids Clark County and Findlay Auto will be showing visual temperature gauges as well. There will also be a demonstration from Nevada Highway Patrol on using rescue tools to save children trapped in vehicles.

WHEN: 

10 am, PT, Thursday, June 27, 2024 

WHERE: 

Intermountain Health Durango Pediatrics Clinic

5575 S. Durango Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89148

(Outdoors, West side of building)

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