Fire Department Promotes "Look Before You Lock" Campaign

In 2019, 52 children died in hot cars. Help prevent a tragedy. Always #LookBeforeYouLock.


Everyone Can Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Parents and Caregivers 

  1. Never leave a child in a vehicle unattended — even if the windows are partially open or the engine is running, and the air conditioning is on.
  2. Make it a habit to check your entire vehicle — front and back — before locking the door and walking away. Train yourself to Park, Look, Lock, or always ask yourself "Where's Baby?".
  3. Ask your childcare provider to call if your child doesn’t show up for care as expected. 
  4. Place a personal item like a purse or briefcase in the back seat, as another reminder to look before you lock.
  5. Write a note or place a stuffed animal in the passenger's seat to remind you that a child is in the back seat.

Everyone — Including Bystanders

  1. If you see a child alone in a locked car, get them out immediately and call 911. A child in distress due to heat should be removed from the vehicle as quickly as possible and rapidly cooled.
  2. Always lock your car doors and trunk, year-round, so children can’t get into unattended vehicles.
  3. Store car keys out of a child's reach and teach children that a vehicle is not a play area.
  4. Hot Car Deaths Can Happen Quickly