W.H.A.L.E. stands for “We Have A Little Emergency.” This car seat safety program was developed by Connie Day, a caregiver from Virginia. In the event of an automobile accident that incapacitates the adult driver and passengers, rescue personnel will have a difficult time identifying children riding in car safety seats. In some situations, these adults may not be related to the child passenger; therefore, conventional means of obtaining information will be useless. In these cases, W.H.A.L.E. can make a significant difference.
The program consists of three parts:
1. An Information Label is attached to the back of the car seat, which provides important information about the child, such as name, date of birth, medical history and who to contact in case of emergency. The label is placed on the back of the car seat where it is not visible from outside the vehicle. This ensures the privacy of this personal information.
2. Two W.H.A.L.E. Car Seat Stickers are attached to the sides of the seat.
3. Two W.H.A.L.E. Vehicle Stickers are attached to the rear/side windows of the vehicle. Each of these stickers depicts the W.H.A.L.E™ logo and will alert emergency personnel that the occupants participate in the program.
The W.H.A.L.E. Kit contains:
A pamphlet explaining the program, two W.H.A.L.E. Car Seat Stickers, two W.H.A.L.E. Vehicle Stickers and one W.H.A.L.E. Information Label.
You can order a W.H.A.L.E. Kit at the W.H.A.L.E. Program Website
This program is supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration