Paramedics were called to a home in Airdrie around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, after reports a toddler had fallen out a second-floor window.
According to a release Saturday night, when crews arrived they found an injured toddler outside of the home with their parent.
The child was taken to Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary in stable, non-life threatening condition.
EMS was not able to share details regarding this particular incident, but are reminding parents and caregivers of some key safety tips:
- move furniture such as cribs, beds, stools, and change tables away from windows to prevent access to them;
- do not underestimate a child’s ability to climb. Furniture and/or other items stored near windows, or on balconies/decks may be used to climb, resulting in falls;
- consider installing safety devices which limit the distance in which a window be can open to 10 centimetres (4 inches);
- ensure the safety device can be released quickly, so the window can be used for escape in case of emergency;
- direct supervision of children is the single most effective way to prevent falls from windows and balconies;
- screens are designed to keep bugs out, NOT children in.