Henderson firefighters have a message for families as temperatures in the valley begin to hit their peak: Don’t leave your child in the car unattended.
BEST COMMUNITY/EDUCATION OUTREACH PROJECT
“Safe Pools Rule!” and “Check Your Seats in the Heat,” Las Vegas, NV Local 1285 and Henderson, NV Local 1833. Submitted by: Las Vegas, NV Local 1285 and Henderson, NV Local 1833
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Las temperaturas en nuestra ciudad aumentan considerablemente durante los días de verano y con esto los riesgos de insolación o conocidos también como “golpes de calor”.
Es por esto que el Departamento de Bomberos de la ciudad de Las Vegas, los Bomberos Profesionales de Henderson y el Departamento de Bomberos de la ciudad de Henderson lanzaron su campaña anual “Check Your Seats in the Heat” que en español se traduce como “Revise sus asientos durante el calor”, la cual tiene como objetivo el educar a la comunidad sobre el peligro de olvidar o dejar los niños y mascotas en vehículos calientes durante los meses de verano. Continue Reading
Henderson and Las Vegas firefighters launched the sixth annual “Check Your Seats in the Heat” safety outreach campaign with a press conference Thursday, May 19 at the Henderson Fire Training Center.
Because heat knows no jurisdictional boundaries, the Henderson and Las Vegas locals have partnered together to get this crucial message out to the public. The campaign aims to spread awareness and remind motorists of the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot vehicles during the summer months. The campaign also includes the distribution of safety awareness ribbons to serve as reminders to motorists to check their back seats before exiting a vehicle.
Scott Johnson, president of the Las Vegas Firefighters, said, “This effort is so important for everyone to be thinking about during the hot summers in Las Vegas – this tragedy could happen to anyone. We want to do everything we can to get the word out to prevent these tragedies from happening to any family in our communities.”
Temperatures in a vehicle can rise more than 30 degrees higher than outside in as little as 10 minutes. Even a few minutes left in a hot vehicle can have devastating consequences, including brain and internal organ damage. Last year, 24 children died after being left in hot cars, a number that firefighters desperately hope to see diminished.
“It is not safe to leave a child in an unattended vehicle for even one minute,” said Dan Pentkowski, president of the Henderson Professional Firefighters. “This message is incredibly important for every valley resident. Zero deaths is the only acceptable number, and the only way we can ensure that happens is by educating our community. We’re thankful for our partners and volunteers that support this safety outreach effort.”
Firefighters suggest making a habit of leaving your cell phone, wallet or purse in the back seat to get in the habit of checking the entire car before locking and leaving your vehicle. For more information and for additional tips, visit www.hendersonfirefighters.com or www.lasvegasfirefighters.com.
Por quinto año consecutivo, los departamentos de bomberos de Henderson y Las Vegas iniciaron la campaña “Check Your Seats in the Heat… Because Heat Kills”. Ésta consiste en enviar un mensaje a los conductores de vehículos sobre los peligros mortales que puede ocurrir si dejan a una persona o animal dentro del automóvil durante verano, debido a las alta temperaturas que se registran en esta temporada.