On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles, with 2 already in 2015. That’s 38 too many.
The Canadian Safety Council estimates between four to six children across the Canada die after being left alone in vehicles each year.
Every summer Peel Paramedics attend to children left alone, intentionally or by accident, within an enclosed hot car.
Your OPSEU Local 277 Peel Paramedic Union has launched an original campaign, aiming to raise awareness of the dangers of leaving children in vehicles during the hottest summer months: #ilookb4ilock
Unfortunately, even the best parents and caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping child in a vehicle, resulting in a senseless tragedy.
Peel Paramedics will be distributing car air fresheners to be hung on rear-view mirrors around the community. The fresheners will serve to educate and remind drivers and parents of the dire consequences of leaving children in the car, especially during the scorching summer months.
Thank you for supporting your local Paramedic Service.