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31st May 2023 Issue no. 658
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US firm Pop-A-Lock supports "PALSavesKids" and rescues over 350,000 children from lockouts
As tragic and hard to believe as it may be, 30 children died in 2014 of heatstroke from being left in a car unattended. In 2013 that number was 44, and while it is hoped that the number will continue to decrease, an average of 38 children have died every year since 1998 from being left in a car and getting heat stroke. From 1998 to 2014, 606 children died in total (US figures).
To put an end to this tragedy, Pop-A-Lock now supports a free community service program named "PALSavesKids" and has rescued over 350,000 kids from lockouts for FREE. The public service program reminds busy caregivers to be hyper-vigilant of their children's presence during the hot summer months through a new call-to-action - PALSaves: 1-Stop, 2-Look, 3-Lock.
"Our organization receives calls virtually every day about a child who has been mistakenly locked in the family car," said Don Marks, CEO of Pop-A-Lock, the most trusted locksmiths St. Charles, St. Louis and other surrounding areas in Missouri.
PALSavesKids is a free community service program that was originally launched in 1991 under its former name, Emergency Door Unlocking. Since that time, Pop-A-Lock associates have saved over 350,000 children across the country for free. The program now includes a new call-to-action: PALSaves 1-2-3; 1-stop, 2-look, 3-lock, which is accompanied by a new mascot, the PALS Puppy. The new mascot is a gentle reminder to parents to look before you lock your vehicle.
Pop-A-Lock is the country's largest group of locksmiths, providing 24-hour locksmith service in St. Louis and across the country. As a result of years of dedication to pride in service and customer satisfaction, they have developed a reputation for fulfilling customer needs quickly and professionally. Today, Pop-A-Lock is home to the nation's most trusted locksmiths in St Charles MO. The locksmiths at Pop-A-Lock also serve in St. Charles MO, Chesterfield MO, Arnold MO and more.
While speaking about their level of service, the spokesperson stated, "When it comes to unlocking a car, we provide the fastest, most reliable lockout service 24 hours a day, every day of the year - all at low rates and fully insured. Pop-A-Lock is proud to have pioneered the Emergency Door Unlocking (EDU) Program - a free community service dedicated to saving children who are inadvertently locked in vehicles."
He also continued, "All Pop-A-Lock technicians are trained at our state-of-the-art training facility, remain up-to-date on the latest technology and use the latest and most effective tools to ensure that you receive the best service possible."
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