HOT CARS FOR CHILDREN AND PETS 6/7/2018 7:15:06 AM
Every year during the summer, we always see harrowing videos of small kids or animals left inside scorching hot vehicles. It doesn't matter how many times people talk about how dangerous it can be, people still seem to believe that "15 minutes will be fine". In fact it's not fine because according to the OPP, the internal temperature of a car can rise by 10 degrees in a matter of 10 minutes. OPP Constable Max Gomez says we need to be aware of this.
Gomez says that if you come across a child or animal in a car on a hot day, your first response should be to call 911. You should make an effort to find the owner of the vehicle, but if you can't find them and a child or animal looks to be in distress, and the 911 operator gives you the all clear, then go ahead and break the window to get to the child or animal.