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Child Locked In Car

Penpol Terrace, Hayle at 10/01/2019 09:56

One appliance from Hayle Fire Station attended this incident. One child was released from the vehicle by the crew using small tools. The child was then reunited safely with the parent on scene.

Between 01 April 2016 to 05 May 2017, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service have attended 27 calls to assist parents / carers with children locked in vehicles. The AA says it rescues on average seven children locked in cars every day in the UK.

If you are concerned about the welfare of another personís life, never hesitate to call 999. One of our critical control centre operators will talk you through the situation and offer advice and help over the phone or if necessary they will send out an emergency service to assist you.

Advice to remember if this ever happens to you:
- Keep calm and donít panic
- Think clearly and act quickly
- Call 999 immediately for the emergency services if you have any concerns about a personís health
Top tips to prevent the risk of this happening to you:
- Keep your keys with you at all times.
- Never give a child the keys to play with in the car.
- Don't close all the doors unless youíre sure you have the keys.
- Leave a window open so that if central locking is activated you can still get in.
- Keep spare keys at home.

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Date Posted: 10/01/2019

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