• All month: Vacation time
KidsAndCars.org to mark Heat Stroke Prevention Day on July 31 23 children have already died in hot cars already this year
• All Month: National Vehicle Theft Protection Month
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• 4: Independence Day
Orem to re-enact 1940s candy drop for Independence Day
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Avoid distracted driving. When the entire family is traveling in the car, the opportunity for distraction is multiplied. Remember to put the phone down, and never text while driving. Be careful when eating on the run, as lunch can be just as distracting as a cell phone.
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The resqme Show:
Interschutz: 6/8-6/13 Hannover/ Germany:
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Governemnt Fleet Expot: 6/9-6/11 Denvers/Colorado, Booth# 916
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All Month: National Safety Month
June is National Safety Month . However, safety should be your priority all year round. You can take time this month to take care of the little things that can make a huge difference in terms of your and your families safety. Invest in a few small gadgets ..
All Month: National Tire Safety Month
Remember to check your tires once a month!
June 5: World Environment Day
Mother nature is beautiful, let’s walk and enjoy what she is giving us each day.
June 8-14: National Automotive Service Professional Week
ASE is honoring automotive, truck, and collision technicians, along with everyone helping and support them, serving the motoring public.
June 21: Father’s Day
Let’s celebrate Father’s Day, the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children’s lives.
June 21: First Day of Summer
Be careful, summer time is now here, don’t forget your kids nor your pets in your car!
June 21-27: Lightning Safety Awareness Week
The lightning charge goes around the outisde of the vehicle, creating a Faraday effect and protecting the occupants inside.
ABOUT THE FILM FESTIVAL
The 4th Global Road Safety Film Festival will be held at the Cinema Complex MEGARAMA in Casablanca-Morocco on 13 and 14 February 2015.
The Festival will be organized by Laser International Foundation (LIFE) in cooperation with La Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI) and the National Committee on the Prevention of Road Accidents of Morocco (CNPAC).
Over 80 films will be presented on key topics of the United Nations: road safety of pedestrians, helmet wearing, speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, child restraint devices, road infrastructure, vehicle safety and post-crash response.
With great pleasure we would like to welcome you in Casablanca. We invite you to forward the enclosed information to your possible interested contacts.
For further information about the Festival please Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Writting by Robert May, Indiana State Police (Detective)
Robert May - Mary Kay Kidwell - Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht
The Indiana State Police Underwater Search and Recovery team along with the Indianapolis Fire Department and Gordon Giesbrecht, Ph.D. of the University of Manitoba filmed a segment with Good Morning America this winter on cold water immersions. Doctor Giesbrecht is a world renowned expert on surviving the cold. He has teamed up with the Indiana State Police and the Indianapolis Fire Department in the past. When ABC came to him requesting his expertise in their winter survival series he asked to do with ISP and IFD. The segment was filmed at Geist Reservoir in January. Garner’s wrecker Service donated a car for the dive team to drive onto to the ice. ABC Correspondent Matt Gutman drove the car onto to the ice where it broke through and he demonstrates how to escape. ABC flew producers Robert Zepeda in from Miami and Gary Wynn in from New York to produce the segment.
Master Diver Robert May says if you slide off the road into any type of water whether it is frozen or open water the method to survival is the same. Open your windows, undue your seatbelt, get out the window to the top of the car. Once out of the car you can decide to wait for help or make it to shore. If you have children in the car get the oldest out first. Do not use your cell phone while you are in the car to call 911. The time you waste talking to a dispatcher or a friend is the time you need to get out of the car.
Gordon Giesbrecht, Ph.D.
Associate Dean (External Relations)
Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
102 Frank Kennedy Bldg.
University of Manitoba
Resqme, Inc is pleased to announce a very exciting up coming event. On Saturday, October 25, Sonia Colasse, our very own Social Media Consultant will be the co driver for Emme Hall in the Powder Puff race in Barstow CA. The women will start at 12:30 and race through off road conditions until 4:30. They will be dealing with rough terrain, flat tires, and high heats, all for a good cause.
In continuing our efforts to protect drivers and increase breast cancer awareness, resqme will be donating 150 pink resqme tools to the event. This is not the first time resqme has teamed up with Emme. We also proudly sponsored her and her car in the Gazelle Rally in Morocco back in March, 2014.
We are so excited to see their great performance this weekend and wish them both the best of luck and a safe trip!
Oceanside, CA (September 2014)—Faith Hammes, 33, was leaving the Oceanside Mottino YMCA after a class when a situation began to unfold in the parking lot. A two year-old boy was sitting buckled in his car seat when his mother accidentally locked her car, leaving him, the car keys and her mobile phone inside.
Hammes recounted that the mother borrowed a mobile phone from a passerby to call 911 while they ran to the YMCA to ask for help. When the passerby returned, the mother was already off the phone and seemed very upset. She was told that an emergency crew would not be responding. At this point, the Oceanside Police Department was contacted, and two volunteer police officers were dispatched. Upon arriving at the scene, the volunteer officers approached the car and advised the distressed mother to call her insurance company.
LOCAL HERO. Faith Hammes, 38, with 8 year-old son Zion and 2 year-old daughter Sage.
Equally distressed as the mother, Hammes realized that even if the insurance company responded to the mother’s call, there was no guarantee someone would arrive in time to save the toddler. With the child already trapped in the car for 10 minutes in 90-degree heat, Hammes knew that every minute spent waiting was critical to his safe rescue.
“There were a lot of people standing around the car and trying to help,” Hammes recalled. “There were some parents, including the mom whose child was trapped in the car, who took turns trying to break the driver’s side window with a tire iron—with no luck.”
After watching the scene unfold from across the parking lot and realizing the mother would not be receiving help from law enforcement anytime soon, Hammes stepped into action.
She quickly retrieved a small car escape tool called resqme from her car’s glove box that she remembers buying for emergency situations such as this.
“I grabbed my two year-old daughter, Sage, and ran as fast as I could. All I could think about was the blistering heat inside the car, the time that must have elapsed (10 minutes or more) and the traumatic pounding of the tire iron on the window for the child,” Hammes said. “When I got back to the scene, I yelled ‘I have a tool, let me try!’ It took seconds for me to break and smash the back window opposite the toddler—I couldn’t believe how easy and effective a small tool like resqme could be!”
Once the driver’s-side front window was smashed, the door was unlocked and the boy was safely taken out of the car by his mother. Cheers and claps broke out around Hammes. “Both the mom and I burst into tears at that moment. I asked if everyone was okay and then focused on my daughter, knowing how scary this all must have been for her.”
The incident is one of several cases of children being left inside vehicles throughout the country. According to nonprofit KidsAndCars.org, 26 child deaths have been reported due to heatstroke while trapped in hot cars this year. In neighboring City of Vista, Hammes’ cousin, Brendan, who works as an engineer in the city’s Fire Department, confirmed that their department responds two to four times per month to calls about a child being trapped in a hot car.
While the month of September has officially been deemed “Child Passenger Safety Month” to raise public awareness about the proper way to safely secure children in car seats, there is no month devoted to educating parents and children on how to escape from a locked car on a hot day.
“Something needs to be done about this happening in our area,” Hammes said. “I am not going to rest until I am assured that 911 protocol will be different next time there is a family in need.”
Trapped inside your car? Learn lifesaving tips!
In USA and around the world, governments and associations are fighting for road safety, focusing their efforts on prevention, to avoid accidents.
The risk of being stuck in a vehicle is limited. However, no one is ever safe from unexpected accidents.
. 1 because today’s cars incorporate more electronic equipment which may, in some cases, turn into a scary trap from electric windows, central locking, and automatic locking …
Also as a result of a road accident, anyone can find themselves locked in the car or faced with imminent danger (fire, explosion, car rollover or trapped in a flooded area)
THINK YOU ARE EQUIPPED: prevention is key. Professional experts recommend to carry a safety tool. For example, the ResQMe tool that combines two functions, cutting seat belts and breaking the glass side and rear windows. Always leave it in a place accessible and always make sure you have a first aid survival kit when every second counts.
THE STEPS THAT SAVE LIVES
I. Your vehicle is in a flood zone:
• Never attempt to cross a flooded road. Note that 20 inches of water can make you lose control of your vehicle and be carried away in the water!
• Turn around and alert other vehicles. Call 911 and tell them the place of the flooded area.
• Stay away from this area and head to higher ground.
II . If you’re already facing the flooded area with no way to turn around:
• Take a deep breath
• Do not panic
• Survey the current
• Unbuckle your seatbelt
• Open or break your window
• We recommend that you get on the roof of your car or swim ashore to avoid risk of hypothermia * .
III . Your vehicle fell into a body of water: You have one minute to get out!
During the flotation stage it is essential to quickly exit the vehicle.
• Take a deep breath
• Do not panic
• Do not use your mobile phone.
• BELT: detach or euse the resqme® to cut if jammed.
• SIDE WINDOW: open it or, if it does not work, break it with resqme® while protecting your eyes.
• CHILDREN: detach their seatbelts or cut off their belts if jammed and remove them from largest to smallest.
• OUT – RIDE on the roof of your car or swim to shore. Avoid hypothermia *.
IV . Your vehicle is smoking and/or fire is starting
• Gently pull off the road and park on the side as quickly as possible.
• Turn the ignition off.
• Put on your safety vest, remove and move away and all your passengers.
• Secure the area and try to warn other drivers.
• In case of fire do not attempt to extinguish the fire yourself, or open the hood of your vehicle.
• Call 911
V. Other risks and tips to follow
NEVER LEAVE A CHILD unaccompanied in a vehicle unattended *. If you see a child stuck in a vehicle in high heat call 911 and find a security guard on the premises.
Other tips to follow :The principal operation of the remote control key in some high end model cars is that once activated, the system disables the internal ability to open the doors. Developed to transform the cabin into a safe place for people still inside. The French car remotes offer these particular options. If your car is equipped with this system, there is a plan B to get out.
Anticipating somewhat and keeping your cool, leaving the vehicle in seconds can be easy and accessible to all.
Here are tips to know and communicate with your passengers.
NO HORN BUT THE HEADLIGHTS AND WARNING LIGHTS ALWAYS WORK ONCE THEY ARE SWITCHED ON.
* Hyperthermia is local or systemic elevation of body temperature above the normal value (98 to 100° F), due to the accumulation of exogenous heat. In humans, there is a risk of death beyond 106 ° F (irreversible brain damage). The temperature rise in a passenger vehicle depends not only on the outside temperature, but also the degree of sunshine.
Indeed, if the outside temperature is 80° F, after 10 minutes, the temperature inside a vehicle will average after:
o 10 minutes at 98 °F over
o more than 20 minutes at 108 ° F
o more than 30 minutes at 114 ° F
o more than 40 minutes at 118 ° F
o more than 50 minutes at 120 ° F
o more than 60 minutes at 123 ° F
“Opening” a little window will hardly change the temperature. The color of the vehicle and the body color may also be one of the risk factors.
Hypothermia * In humans, the normal inner temperature is 98.6°F ; There is talk of hypothermia when the core temperature is below 95° F : Below 82°F there is a risk of cardiac arrest.
Without thermal protection, you may lose body heat 25 times faster in water than in air ; and this loss can even be multiplied by 10 if you swim or if the water is flowing.
• The best flotation device to combat the effects of cold water immersion is one that offers maximum thermal protection, such as a jacket and overalls or a floating survival suit.
• Bring legs against the body and stand with arms (fetal position), which will help retain body heat.
• Put as much as possible against each other to once again retain maximum body heat.
• 98.6 to 95°F : normal hypothermia with some chills
• from 95 to 90°F Moderate hypothermia must try to combat.
• from 90 to 82° F : Limited hypothermia, stop chills and risks loss of consciousness
• 90 to 75° F: severe hypothermia , reduced or no vital signs
• below 75 ° F :major hypothermia, most likely cardiac arrest .
* The sources are experts in security, various scientific publications such as Operation Lifeline University of Manitoba ( Canada) , Department of Geosciences at the University of San Francisco (United States ) and Services weather and fire.
The above information may be used by an application in writing and not by consent of the owner.
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Remember : You can ask for help in an emergency in the 27 Member States of the European Union with the 112 emergency number.
These Member States are: Germany , Austria , Belgium , Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark , Spain , Estonia, Finland, France , Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia , Lithuania , Luxembourg , Malta, the Netherlands , Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic , Romania, the United Kingdom , Slovakia , Slovenia and Sweden.
In the following countries, the emergency number 112 is also active : Israel, Norway , Russia, Turkey and Switzerland.
United States – Canada: 911
China – Japan: 119
May 1, 2014 – Santa Barbara, CA – resqme, Inc., a US-based company dedicated to providing tools to improve motorist safety, will showcase their celebrated car escape tool along with an innovative line of safety tools at this year’s National Hardware Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, May 6th – 8th, 2014. With more than 400 American fatalities per year caused by people trapped in submerged vehicles(1), resqme, Inc. understands the importance of every second during a potential life-threatening emergency. Resqme, Inc.’s President and Founder Laurent Colasse will be present to introduce the company’s line of life-saving tools and demonstrate how simple it is to take emergency preparedness into one’s own hands (Booth #7223).
Originally developed for first responders, resqme® has been saving lives for over 10 years. Proudly made in the USA, the tool is now carried by millions of drivers throughout the world. Resqme Inc.’s revolutionary 0.6-ounce auto escape tool features a concealed steel blade that swiftly cuts through seatbelts and a spring-loaded spike that, with one push, breaks window glass, providing drivers and passengers with an easy escape. The tool comes in 8 modern colors and is now available with a new line of premium accessories. For this year’s NHS, resqme, Inc. will offer live demonstrations of the device at the resqme booth (#7223) at 10:00 AM and 2:00PM each day.
With a primary goal of educating drivers and saving lives on the road, resqme, Inc. will debut a range of new products for 2014 including their versatile safety kits and pepper spray, which will be unveiled at the National Hardware Show. These luxury safety kits include first aid essentials as well as a variety of indispensable lifesaving tools including the original keychain car escape tool, resqme®. The company will also introduce the resqme pepper spray which offers its holder a means of safety and self-defense in a threatening circumstance, temporarily impairing the attacker’s vision.
See firsthand how easy it can be to prepare for a potentially life threatening incident with just a few essential tools by visiting the resqme booth at this year’s National Hardware Show (Booth #7223).
About resqme, Inc.
Founded by Laurent Colasse in 2003. After the introduction of the LifeHammer, the resqme® tool was designed out of need for a portable and accessible auto emergency rescue tool. The resqme® is a compact window-breaker and seatbelt-cutter that can be carried on your keys for easy access. With over 3 million units sold, the resqme® tool is distributed to serve both first responders and millions of motorists worldwide in case of an emergency. Proudly made in the United States, the award-winning resqme tool aims to give drivers peace of mind on the road When Seconds Count…™.
For more information about resqme products, please visit www.resqme.com.
Alissa Sears at Christie Communications
(1): “Vehicle submersion: A review of the problem, associated risks and survival information.” Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 2013: 84:498.