The city of Meridian police department, is reminding parents and caregivers, about the dangers of vehicular heat stroke.
Leutenant Rita Jack syas, “The Meridian police department will be joining other law enforcement agencies. In reminding parents and caregivers to be mindful of their children when traveling on the roadway. And to not leave them in a hot vehicle unattended.”
Even on a mild summers day. A child’s body temperature can rise up to 5 times more than an adult. Meaning, that even in temperatures as low as 57 degrees, they can face a heat stroke.
“We have had, reported across the country, 39 preventable deaths. Due to being left in hot vehicles. That was in 2016, and that is a 63% increase from 2015. Which means that we are going to have to step it up and make sure that the public is aware.”
The meridian police department will be giving out free thermometers at the police departments reception desk.