Hyperthermia Prevention

Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car
Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s? It only takes a few short minutes before a child can become dangerously overheated.
In just 10 minutes, a car's temperature can increase by 19 degrees - and it continues to rise.
In 2010, more than 49 children died while alone in a vehicle. It did not have to happen, and to make sure that it doesn't happen to you or someone you know, download tips on preventing hyperthermia and help spread the word! VIEW PDF

Do your part!
If you see a child in a car on a hot day make sure to call 911 immediately, but we also need you to share information about prevention with everyone in your community.

It's the Law!
The state of Florida is one of many states where it is against the law to leave a child alone in the car.

According to state law, a parent, legal guardian, or other person responsible for a child younger than 6 years of age may not leave such child unattended or unsupervised in a motor vehicle:
  1. For a period in excess of 15 minutes;
  2. For any period of time if the motor of the vehicle is running or the health of the child is in danger
Violations of the law can result in fines, imprisonment and loss of child custody.

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Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
9981 S. HealthPark Dr., Suite 456, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Phone: 239-343-6199 • Fax: 239-343-6492 • info@safekidsleecollier.org