Lowndes Co. Sheriff's Office: Tips to Keep Children Safe from Rising Summer Temps

Posted at 5:09 PM, May 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-15 17:09:00-04

LOWNDES, Co., Ga., (WTXL) -- The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is reminding you to never leave a child alone, especially in a car during the summer heat. They also said, pets are just as crucial.

An outside temperature of 101 degrees can easily make the interior temperature 140 degrees, according to the Sheriff's office.

If you see a child or pet alone in a vehicle, call 911.

Here are some helpful tips, provided by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department:

  • Place your cell phone, purse, or other important item that you will need at your next stop on the floor in front of the child or pet. They say, this can trigger you to see children when they open the back door and reach for their
  • Set your cell phone or other reminder with an alarm to make sure you remembered to drop your child off at day care. Also, set a plan, for example if your child is late for day care, have someone in charge call you within minutes.
  • Always lock your car and make sure the child does not have access to keys or remote entry devices.

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, adds that if a child is missing, check the pool first, then your car or any other vehicles at your house including car trunks. And teaching your children that vehicles are never to be used a play area is always helpful.