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National Heat Awareness Day

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Friday is National Heat Awareness Day.  Appropriate since it's the hottest day we've had so far this year.

It's easy to get distracted while rushing from one place to another,

"These are my babies so no, you do not forget," said a concerned grandmother.

But grandmother Emma B. Quimbley says she's always careful when she has her grandkids. 

"That's my number one priority are those children, make sure they are buckled up and they are in their safety seat so that's most important. So how can you forget," said Quimbley.

Now that summer heat is here, it's essential that anyone caring for children checks the backseat.

"This is just a taste of things to come. Just take it easy and make sure that you never leave your child or pet inside of a car during the heat of the afternoon," said Chris Zelman WALB Meteorologist.

Quimbley believes distractions play a major role in parents forgetting about their kids in the backseat.

"Number one problem with losing focus on traffic as well as the children that are in your car at that point," said Quimbley.

Albany Police are joining in on raising awareness about the look before you lock campaign.

"Get in the habit of looking into your backseat to make sure no child is left behind,"

It's a simple step that could save a life.

 

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