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OKCFD reminds Oklahomans not to leave kids in car

By Caroline Sellers/KFOR,


OKLAHOMA CITY ( KFOR ) – The Oklahoma City Fire Department is reminding the public not to leave children in the car as temperatures begin to rise.

According to OKCFD , firefighters were called to three incidents on Monday where a child was locked inside a car and have responded to 105 similar incident for the year.

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As Oklahoma’s temperatures rise, so does the risk of heat-related injuries and death for those stuck inside the vehicle.

“Make it a habit to check your entire vehicle, especially the back seat, before locking the doors and walking away.” OKCFD said.

According to OKCFD:

  • On average, 38 children die each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles.
  • The temperature in your car can rise 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes.
  • When the outside temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit after just 10 minutes the temperature inside a car can climb to 104.
  • Children overheat four times faster than adults

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