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Indianapolis EMS Reminds Parents Never to Leave Kids in the Car in Warm Weather
Parents urged to recognize signs and dangers of heatstroke
Indianapolis, June 18, 2014 — Temperatures are rising across Indiana this week, with peaks expected to top 90 degrees. With the rising thermometer gauge also comes a rising risk of heatstroke.
Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (EMS) warns parents against leaving children in hot cars to avoid heat-related illnesses and fatalities.
“Some people think that cracking the car window while they run into the store for a few minutes is ok, but they often don’t realize just how quickly heatstroke can occur in children,” said Dr. Elizabeth Weinstein, deputy medical director of Indianapolis EMS and director of Indiana EMS for Children (IEMSC). “A child’s body temperature rises about five times faster than an adult’s.”