Loudoun County, VA (April 3, 2020) – Warmer weather is in the forecast and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System remind parents to be careful when they leave windows open to let in the fresh air and enjoy the warmer temperatures.
In recent years, emergency personnel in Loudoun have responded to incidents where small children have fallen from multiple stories after leaning against window screens that gave way. Serious incidents such as these are an often-overlooked safety issue for children.
The National Safety Council offers these tips to protect children from window falls:
Residents are also encouraged to buy small wind-up devices, if you don’t have cordless window coverings, to gather window cords and elevate them out of a child’s reach. These cords can result in injury or even death if a child becomes entangled.
Click HERE for video with preventing window falls safety tips.
For more safety tips, please visit the National Safety Council website on window safety https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/safety-topics/child-safety/window-safety.