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WHEREAS, heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash related vehicle fatalities for children age fourteen and younger in the United States; and

WHEREAS, in the span of ten minutes, a car can heat up by twenty degrees and kill a child left alone in the vehicle; and

WHEREAS, heatstroke begins when the core body temperature reaches about 104 degrees and the thermoregulatory system is overwhelmed; and

WHEREAS, forty-three children nationwide died of heatstroke after being left inside a hot vehicle in 2017; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminds all Nevadans of the importance of never leaving a child alone in a parked car, ensuring car keys are kept out of a child’s reach and looking in both the front and back seats of the vehicle before locking the door and walking away; and

WHEREAS, National Heatstroke Prevention Day provides an opportunity for us to raise awareness about the dangers that heatstroke can pose to kids left in cars;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  July 31, 2018 as

 Heatstroke Prevention Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Wayne Thorley