Wisconsin firefighters buy special equipment to rescue kids trapped in hot cars

  • Source: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay
  • Published: 07/28/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: By this time of the summer, nearly every year, many fire and police departments start receiving panicked calls from people about children or pets trapped inside hot cars. It’s enough of a concern one local fire department actually purchased new equipment to help reach victims faster and safer. Whether it’s a day that makes you beg for air conditioning, or it’s just a beauty from mother nature, it’s not always the temperature outside that’s a concern for firefighters. “The statistics show the outside temperature can be as low as 57 degrees out, which isn’t very warm, and the car can heat up enough if a child is left alone in there,” says De Pere Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief of Training and Safety Eric Johnson. He has been on the calls. He’s seen parents frantic because their child got locked inside a car, or a dog somehow hit the lock button.


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