WHALE Program Helps Emergency Responders Identify
And Rescue Children In Car Crashes
Emergency service providers across Idaho now have a new tool available
to help identify small children involved in motor vehicle crashes. The
WHALE program"We Have A Little Emergency"provides instant identification of a child in a car safety seat in the event that an adult in the car is injured
and unable to talk.
The WHALE identification card gives emergency personnel information to identify young children involved in a crash. Sometimes, just knowing a
child's name can help rescue workers comfort young patients. Rescue workers
can refer to an identification card attached to the safety seat and find
the child's name, medical information and whom to contact in case of
emergency. Stickers affixed to car windows and the safety seat also alert
emergency workers that the child's information is close at hand.
For more information on distribution points or to get a WHALE kit,
contact Sherry Jenkins, Office of Highway Safety,
at (208) 334-4460 or