Pop-A-Lock Rescues a 7-month old

Neel Larson, a technician from Pop-A-Lock of Daytona Beach, was dispatched to a residence where he found a child locked in the vehicle. Within minutes, Neel was able to open the vehicle to save the child from the potential dangers of hyperthermia.
By: Shaun Collum, Pop-A-Lock of Daytona Beach
July 11, 2010 - PRLog -- Palm Coast, Fl. – Florida temperatures are on the rise and for one family the heat became life threatening.  On June 15th, 2010, Lorrie, a Palm Coast resident inadvertently locked her 7 month old inside her vehicle.  The call was made to Pop-A-Lock at 7:13pm and Neel Larson; a technician who has been with Pop-A-Lock since 2009 was dispatched to the scene and arrived at 7:21pm.  Pop-A-Lock technicians are trained to open virtually any type of vehicle using safe and reliable methods, without breaking glass or damaging the vehicle.  Within minutes, Neel was able to rescue the seven month old baby from the vehicle.  

Last year there were a total of 33 fatalities involving children in the United States due to hyperthermia after they were left in hot cars, trucks, vans and SUV's.  To date, there have been nine fatalities as a result of hyperthermia.  Hyperthermia is an elevated body temperature due to failed thermorequlation.  This occurs when the body produces or absorbs more heat than it can dissipate.  This is often the result when I child is left inside a hot vehicle.  

Since 1996, Pop-A-Lock’s Emergency Door Unlocking (EDU) program has successfully rescued more than 150,000 children nationwide that were trapped in a locked vehicle. This free community service is provided by Pop-A-Lock when a child is locked in a vehicle or a human life is in danger.

The EDU program was created to provide communities with a safe, fast solution to a situation that occurs daily.  Pop-A-Lock of Daytona Beach; serving all of Volusia and Flagler County, is committed to keeping children safe and preventing accidents from becoming tragedies, which is why emergency door unlockings are handled with priority and usually in 15 minutes or less. Developed to assist EMS, police and fire departments in entering locked vehicles, the EDU service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

For more information about the EDU program, visit www.popalockofdaytonabeach.com or call 386-589-8752.

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