Wed Aug 10, 2022

Look, then lock: More children stuck in hot cars, says Whiteville fire chief

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Whiteville Fire Chief David Yergeau says his department has received several calls about children locked in hot cars this summer. He and his department want the public to understand the risks that heat can pose to infants and young children. City of Whiteville photo

This June, Whiteville Fire Chief David Yergeau noticed a worrying increase in service calls for children locked in hot cars. In fact, that month the department experienced such calls two days in a row.

According to Yergeau, his department has received four hot car calls in the past two months

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