Connecticut officials are warning of the potential dangers of hot weather as a heat advisory remains in effect on Tuesday.
Officials are noting in particular the dangers of children and pets left in hot cars, echoing “Heat Kills in Hot Vehicles” signs that are placed throughout Fairfield as part of the town’s initiative started in 2015.
Officials say the temperature inside your car can be 10 times hotter than that outside and that anyone seeing children or pets left in cars should call the police immediately.
Fairfield Police Department Chief Gary McNamara says, “If they see a dog or they see a child that’s in distress, we’re asking you to call the police. This is an emergency situation if you witness that in a hot car. You can see how this evolves. We know there are cases throughout the country where animals and children are left in hot cars and die we’re trying to prevent death from happening,”