Burnaby RCMP activating Extreme Heat Response Plan due to heat wave

Burnaby, Public Alert

2022-08-17 11:20 PDT

File # 2022-25878

Burnaby RCMP is activating its Extreme Heat Response Plan due to a heatwave expected to bring high, and potentially dangerous, temperatures to the Lower Mainland starting today, Wednesday, August 17.

Burnaby RCMP will be doing proactive public awareness and outreach patrols over the coming days to connect homeless and vulnerable community members, as well as others who may need a safe place to cool down, with cooling location information and other available resources.

The City of Burnaby will be operating four cooling locations. They will operate between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

North Burnaby

South Burnaby

The Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby will also be operating two pop-up cooling stations. They will operate between 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Burnaby RCMP is also urging families to make sure windows are secure, as they can be dangerous for children.

Pets should not be left in vehicles during the hot weather. Animals in distress can be reported to police or the SPCA Provincial Call Centre at 1-855-622-7722.

To stay safe in the heat, Fraser Health suggests staying hydrated, limiting outdoor activities during the day, and self-monitoring for signs of heat-related illness. Read more tips Tips to beat the heat and stay safe in the sun.

The City of Burnaby poster shows the locations and maps of the air conditioned cooling centres in Burnaby as well a link to Burnaby.ca/ExtremeHeat.  The centres will be opened to all and equipped with seating, drinking water, washrooms and wifi.

Released by:

Cpl. Michael Kalanj
Media Relations Officer
Burnaby RCMP
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9566
Fax: 604-646-9704

Email: burnaby_rcmp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: burnaby.rcmp.ca

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