Preventing Child Heatstroke— Take Action if You See a Child Alone in a Car
If you see a child alone in a car, don’t worry about getting involved in someone else’s business—protecting children is everyone’s business; besides, “Good Samaritan” laws offer legal protection for those who offer assistance in an emergency.
Here’s What You Can Do
Don’t wait more than a few minutes for the driver to return.
If the child is not responsive or is in distress, immediately:
Get the child out of the car.
Spray the child with cool water (not in an ice bath).
If the child is responsive:
Stay with the child until help arrives.
Have someone else search for the driver or ask the facility to page them.