Since 1939, the Safety Council has become a solid grass roots, not-for-profit, non-governmental, public service organization. Serving mid-Michigan, the Council's mission continues to focus on promoting all types of safety through education, particularly child/school safety, traffic safety, home/community safety and work place safety, with the purpose of preventing the personal and economic loss associated with injuries and health hazards.
In 2018, 53 children died in hot cars. It was the deadliest year on record in the past 20 years.
Since 1998, more than 800 children have died from vehicular heatstroke; 24% occurred in employer parking lots while the parent or caregiver was at work.
Parents and caregivers can act immediately to end these preventable deaths.