I had a conversation last week with a metro officer who was alerted to a baby left in a car in a mall parking lot.  The young teenage father claimed he forgot about the child while he went in to buy some shoes with a friend.  When the officer arrived at the vehicle, the child had been in the car for about 20 minutes with an inside temperature around 106 F.

The officer used a neat tool called Res-Q-Me. This tool allows you to break a window without any force.  Press the round end against the window, and a spring loaded metal piece will shatter the window.  It also comes with a seat belt cutter.

For $9.95 you can get this at Cops Plus.  Cops Plus is a great website for those of you interested in LE gear, but they also have a great selection of gear for civilians as well.  You might think about adding one of these to your key ring or leaving one in an accessible place in your vehicles in case you ever need to get out of a car quickly when doors will not open.

By the way, thanks to the officer the child made a full recovery.