The Bullhead City Fire Department(BCFD) and Bullhead City Police Departments(BHCPD) have joined efforts with the Kiwanis Noon Club to bring the Look before you Lock program to our community. Our hope is to bring awareness about the dangers of leaving a child in a hot vehicle.
Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. When left in a hot vehicle, a young child’s body temperature can increase three to five times as quickly as an adult’s. Unfortunately, even great parents can forget a child in the back seat. Make it part of your everyday routine to account for all children in your care. Set up backup systems to check and double-check that no child is left in the vehicle. Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle even if the windows are partially open or the engine is running with the air conditioning on. Vehicles heat up quickly; if the outside temperature is in the low 80s, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach deadly levels in only 10 minutes, even with a window rolled down a few inches.
BCFD holds monthly car seat safety classes which provide parents and caregivers valuable safety information. Adding the Look before you Lock temperature window cling will enhance our program and help bring awareness to our community.