Social awareness of dangerous scenarios involving children and animals trapped in hot cars has grown significantly over the past several years, and a Nashville, Tennessee area locksmith is doing their part to contribute. This week, Armstrong Locksmith, a full service locksmith serving the regional Nashville area, announced that it’s offering free pet and child rescue emergency services.
Armstrong’s record of excellent service in the Nashville community has been overwhelmingly positive, but the company’s passionate team sought an additional way to give back.
“Any time you can use your business to provide a positive impact to your community, it’s a great thing,” said owner Rahim Ezzadpanah. “Hopefully we can be an asset to people and animals that find themselves and their loved ones in dangerous situations.”
Last year, a TODAY show correspondent highlighted the potential danger of leaving children and animals in a closed vehicle, even when it may appear that the conditions are safe. The temperature within a closed vehicle can change rapidly, posing an extreme risk to the fragile internal systems of humans and animals alike, especially young children and small dogs.
Most of the time, a pet or a child left in an overheating vehicle is the result of a simple lapse in judgment or a mistake. In 2002, the story of a man who left his 9-month old to die in the car shocked the nation. The act wasn’t purposeful or malicious; the man simply got distracted and made a mistake that changed his entire life forever.
These types of tragic stories showed Ezzadpanah a way he could make a major difference in the lives of the people in the Nashville area. Armstrong Locksmith already provides a wide range of emergency services to people locked out of their homes, cars and offices, and prides themselves on one of the industry’s quickest response times.
Making steps to protect the children and animals of Nashville is the Armstrong Locksmith team’s first priority, according to Ezzadpanah.
“We hope to use our quick emergency response times and technical expertise to prevent these tragedies in our community,” he said. “Armstrong has 15 years of experience helping residents with emergencies. My hope is that we can extend that service to rescuing pets and children trapped in potentially dangerous situations.”
So far, the response from the community about Armstrong’s new free-emergency services has been positive, as the citizens of Nashville are optimistic about the company’s ability to make their city a safer place to live.
For more information on Armstrong’s free pet and child rescue services, you can visit their website.