RHINELANDER - Hot weather can be especially dangerous for babies.
Summertime makes it extra important not to leave your kids in the car by themselves.
Outside of crashes, more children die in cars each year from heatstroke than any other cause.
About 38 kids die every year from heatstroke in cars.
"What we like to say in public health is, 'beat the heat, check the backseat'. Create reminders by putting something in the backseat that will help you to remember that you need to get something before you get to your final destination," says Oneida Co. Public Health Nurse Jill Blake.
Try putting a purse, briefcase, or cell phone in the backseat with your child.
That forces you to go to the back to get your belongings.
Then, you'll remember to take your child.
Always call 911 if you see a child alone in a different car.
RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander couple thought they were empty nesters. However, an experience volunteering made them open their doors back up to kids who need a temporary home. The Zoerb's adult children moved out years ago. But at any moment they could get a call from social services that make them bring out their parenting skills for another round. Rick and Danielle Zoerb work together as realtors putting people in homes that are the perfect fit. However, the husband and wife know their home can be a good fit for others too. "There's no reason for kids to have to fall through the cracks," said Dani. Rick met a child at a mentorship program a few years ago. It was a meeting that opened a new door for him and his wife. "There was no hesitation on our part when we felt the situation was deteriorating for this young boy," said Rick.
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