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Heat Stroke Safety

There was an event in Huntingdon County Tuesday showing how quickly the inside of a vehicle can heat up to life threatening temperatures for children and animals.

The event was put on by Penndot representatives, healthcare and law enforcement officials.

Officials gave a demonstration of a new car seat which alerts people if they leave a child unattended.

The car seat utilizes a device that will trigger an App on the individual’s phone letting them know that the child is in the back seat and what the current interior temperature of the car is.

“A child’s body temperature can raise anywhere between 3 and 5 degrees and at about 104 degrees, that child would start to develop signs of a heat stroke. Unfortunately, we have seen a slight uptick in the amount of vehicular heatstrokes in the past year.”

The App, which is called Sensor Safe, is only compatible with certain models of the Good Baby International Brand.

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