National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, General Motors and Safe Kids Worldwide Raise Awareness about the Danger of Kids Being Left in Cars on National Heatstroke Prevention Day
31 children died last year as a result of heatstroke; 11 so far in 2015
WASHINGTON: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Administrator Mark Rosekind and Safe Kids’ President and CEO Kate Carr will hold a press conference to highlight the dangers of leaving children in hot cars. They will join other speakers to share the work being done to help prevent these needless tragedies, including NHTSA’s “Where’s Baby? Look before You Lock” campaign. There will be a live demonstration of an EMS response to a report of a child locked in a hot car. NHTSA will also unveil a new report identifying important features of electronic child reminder alert systems.
WHO: NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind
President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide Kate Carr
Meteorologist Jan Null
Vice President of Global Vehicle Safety, General Motors Jeff Boyer
Family advocate who lost a child due to heatstroke, Reggie McKinnon
WHAT: Press Conference on Heatstroke Prevention
WHEN: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. ET
WHERE: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Woodrow Wilson Bus Loop, outside of the Woodrow Wilson Ballroom
201 Waterfront St Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Visuals: A live demonstration will simulate a 911 call from a bystander and subsequent EMT response to show the rescue effort that occurs when a child is left inside a hot car.
All attendees must RSVP to Tamara Grider to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-228-1469.
Photographers and camera crews may arrive at 8:30 a.m. for set-up. Please indicate if you are bringing a satellite truck in the RSVP.