Sheriff's WHALE program helps emergency responders identify children
(5/15/2019) - The Montcalm County Sheriff's Office is launching a new program to help emergency responders identify children and their medical needs.
The WHALE program stands for "We Have A Little Emergency." A kit includes a label for children's car seats providing a name, age, medical information and emergency contact.
The information is especially useful after a crash if the parent or guardian becomes incapacitated.
Last year in Montcalm County, 14 people were killed and almost 500 hurt in car crashes.
Residents can pick up a free kit at the sheriff's office in Stanton.