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Extreme Heat

The temperatures are rising in B.C. In order to avoid preventable heat illness, the following resources are available. 

   

  

 

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Extreme Heat PDF Posters

You can find all these posters on Fraser Health's website.

 

 

 

 

Fraser Health: Air quality and wildfire smoke

 

Wildfire Smoke

Some people are especially sensitive to the health effects of wildfire smoke. Older adults, infants and young children, people who are pregnant, and people with chronic health conditions should take extra care. This describes the effects of wildfire smoke and ways to reduce your exposure.

 

 

Some people are more affected by the heat than others. Older adults, infants and young children, those with chronic health conditions, and those taking certain medicines should take extra care. This describes the signs of illness and ways to prevent heat-related illness.

 

Extreme Heat Fraser Health

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Individuals who require home support

 

Cooling Centres

Under the BC Heat Alert and Response System (HARS), there may be times that Emergency Management BC issues an extreme heat emergency. In these situations, the City is prepared to open cooling centres if the heat presents a risk to the health and safety of the community, including extending civic facility hours based on demand.  If cooling centres are opened, the links below will be updated with current information and locations of cooling centres. 

 

Other Locations Cooling Centres:

https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/sun-safety/cooling-centres#.Yr3ipOzMKL8