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New Oswego Health Safety Program - We have a little emergency WHALE

Hospital news | Friday, September 11, 2015

Contact: Marion Ciciarelli

Oswego Health is implementing a new free vehicle safety program for young children, We Have A Little Emergency, or WHALE.

This national program provides vital information to emergency responders on the children who have been in a car accident, where the adults in the vehicle are incapacitated.

Through the WHALE program, stickers are placed on both the rear side windows of a vehicle and on both sides of the child safety seat, informing emergency responders that the driver is program participant. The WHALE car seat sticker includes the child's name, medical history, names and telephone numbers of two guardians and up to three other emergency names and their phone numbers. Since state law requires young children to in be a car seat when riding in a car, the car seat is the perfect place for placing vital information.

Oswego Health is providing information on the WHALE program and the related stickers at community events. They will also be distributed to local pediatrician offices.

Helping to support this Oswego Health program is the Oswego Hospital Auxiliary.

Taking advantage of Oswego Health’s WHALE program are new parents, Derek and Danielle Wiebel and their son, Deacon. At right is Sarah Weigelt, Oswego Health Director of Volunteers and Auxilians. This national program provides vital information to emergency responders on the children who have been in a car accident, where the adults in the vehicle are incapacitated.