Rainbow City Fire Department Shows Importance of Hot Car Safety with Cookies
Every summer, heartbreaking and preventable deaths happen when children are left alone in hot cars. And to raise awareness, over the weekend, one local fire department took to its local Winn Dixie and used its fire truck and an eggless sugar cookie dough recipe to show the dangers of heat in cars during the summer. The Rainbow City Fire Department showed what can happen when children are left unattended in a hot car by baking cookies on a dashboard. Captain Brad Crosby says sometimes the driver forgets the child or pet is in the car or children can get into unlocked cars without any adult knowing it happened. Crosby says that within minutes, they can be in danger. Crosby says there are many techniques adults can use to remind them of their child or pet in the car. He says that your local fire department can even provide a sticker for your car. He adds that if you notice a child left in someone’s car…Get involved. He says you can save a life. According to the nonprofit safety group Kids and Cars, more than 600 U.S. children have died from being left in hot cars since 1990.