It is NEVER safe to leave a toddler, disabled person or pet locked in a car, even in the winter. The first toddler death in 2018 occurred in February! Cars can heat up quickly when left in the sun. Find out more.
North American summers are hot. Nob Hill often confuses people with vacationing in the Underworld! Ha! Spring and fall temperatures reach dangerous levels as well. Most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Nob Hill always includes heat waves.
Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses.
Seek out additional information that will inform you about the health dangers of heat, preparing for excessive heat events, and what to do during an excessive heat wave. Find vital information about the dangers of leaving children, pets or anyone with limited mobility alone in a car even for a few minutes in what might seem like mild weather. Children locked in cars have died in December and in 70 degree weather, even with a window left open a little. Find information about protecting yourself from excessive heat, educational materials and specfics on how the National Weather Service keeps you aware of potentially dangerous situations.
We will continue to post reminders of increasing your safety and reducing the number of calls we have to go one. Win – Win.
From all of us at the Nob Hill Fire Department, “be safe, be happy”.