Pop-A-Lock™, America’s largest security company, today announced its PALSavesKids™ program has rescued over 350,000 children locked in their caregivers’ automobile 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: PALSaves1-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. “In fact, more children die of heat stroke from being locked in a car, than are killed by forward-moving accidents which is a senseless tragedy.” He added, “Please follow our PALSavesKids prompt and stop and look before you lock your vehicle, but if you forget, call Pop-A-Lock immediately, along with emergency services, and we’ll come open your car for free.”
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.
Locking a young child in the car is every parent’s nightmare. It’s all too easy to do: you were dealing with more than one child, a gust of wind blew the door shut, or the keys just weren’t where you thought they were. It doesn’t matter how the lockout happened. On a hot day in Tampa, the temperature inside a locked car can rise quickly. You need an emergency locksmith now.
That’s where Pop-A-Lock Tampa comes in. We offer 24/7 free emergency locksmith services through our flagship Emergency Door Unlock (EDU) Program. If you have a baby trapped in a hot car or another life-threatening situation, Pop-A-Lock will come unlock the door for free. Whenever we get an emergency call about a home or car lockout, our closest locksmith drops whatever he’s doing and arrives on the scene in a matter of minutes. It takes our expert technicians just seconds to open a lock and rescue your loved one from a dangerous situation.
If you have a life-threatening home or car lockout, call 911 now. The fire department will dispatch Pop-A-Lock immediately. As a 24 hour emergency locksmith, we can also be reached directly at (813) 226-0423.
Pop-A-Lock’s EDU Program is our way of giving back to the community. Over the last 15 years, we’ve provided thousands of Tampa residents with free emergency locksmith services. We’re Tampa’s leading emergency locksmith, and we’ve got your back, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.