Local Agencies to Hold Media Event on the Dangers of Heatstroke

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wheres babyParents and Caregivers will be reminded about the dangers of leaving children unattended in hot vehicles this summer.

WHAT: Local public health and law enforcement agencies will hold an event for local media to share information about the dangers of heatstroke and prevention tips for parents and caregivers of small children.

WHO: Cedric Ceseña, Battalion Chief, El Centro Fire Department, Officer Fernando Alvarez, Public Information Officer, California Highway Patrol-El Centro Area, Christopher Herring, Manager, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency Imperial County Public Health Department.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, 10:00 am

WHERE: El Centro Fire Department, Station 3, 1910 N. Waterman Ave., El Centro, CA 92243

WHY: Children are at a higher risk than adults of dying from heatstroke in a hot vehicle especially when they are too young to communicate. Given the extreme heat in Imperial County in the summer months, officials will be sharing tips on ways to prevent heat injuries to children.