Standing next to one of two donated Billboards, Miami, Florida
Fighting For Change
A close call- It's Hot here in Florida
A mom left her keys inside a very hot car with her young 10 m0nth old son. The was locked out, and it was 95 degrees- outside. The inside temperature could be ten, twenty degrees hotter. It depends on how long the child was inside the car. Here is the problem- the mom called the police. The dispatcher was not very helpful. She said, "They won't be able to try to gain access(to the ) car unless the child is in some kind of distress, and, well, by that point they may just smash your windows." That is a police dispatcher. Can you imagine hearing such news from the police? Making things worse, the mom watched her son turn red and sweat. It was not until 8 minutes later that an off-duty police man saw the mom panicking. He called the police . Well, while the police were trying to figure it out, a bystander broke the window and got the boy out of the car. The boy was in a car with temparatures probably about 30 degrees hotter than outside temperature of 95. So, maybe the inside temperature was about 125 degrees. A baby can get a heat stroke quickly with that kind of heat. A big thanks to the bystander. You saved a life tonday! What do you think the mom should have done if the bystander did not show up?