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“We Have a Little Emergency” Car Seat Occupancy ID Program

March 17th, 2005 · 1 Comment

As I sorted through boxes, I discovered the papers I had brought home with me (with newborn Elisabeth) from the hospital’s WHALE program.

WHALE stands for “We Have A Little Emergency.” It is an identification program that was started in the early 1990s by a child caregiver on the East Coast who wondered what would happen to the children in her care in the event of a car accident. The program is now recognized and used by emergency personnel in 34 states.


Similar to other emergency-rescue programs, WHALE uses stickers (on the vehicle window and car seat) to alert rescue workers to look for key information — child’s name, date of birth, medical history and emergency contacts — on the back of the child’s car seat.

I realized I should have put these stickers to use so I called the hospital and requested two more kits for installing in our family car. I think this WHALE program is a great idea and wanted to post it so others could know about it.

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  • 1 christy quinn // May 8, 2005 at 8:09 pm

    I need whale stickers for two car seats.

    Thanks christy

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