South Florida rescue workers staged "hot car" demonstrations as part of National Heatstroke Prevention Day Thursday.

 

Miami Dade Fire Rescue provided participants the opportunity to see and experience firsthand what happens to a child left unattended in a hot car. 

 

Using a life-sized pediatric simulator, the demonstration showed heatstroke symptoms of a child in distress.

 

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue teamed up with Broward Health to host a safety demonstration also showing how quickly a hot car can become deadly.

 

In the first ten minutes, the temperature inside a car can climb 20 degrees.

 

According to Dr. Marc Grossman with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, temperatures can reach 150 degrees in as little as 30 minutes, a deadly scenario for young children.

 

So far, in 2014, there have been 13 confirmed heatstroke deaths of children left in cars -- two of those in Florida.

 

 

 

 

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