Burnaby RCMP is activating its Extreme Heat Response Plan due to high temperatures in the Lower Mainland

Burnaby, Public Alert

2023-08-14 11:55 PDT

Burnaby RCMP will be doing proactive public awareness and outreach patrols over the coming days to connect homeless and vulnerable community members with Cooling Centre location information and other resources. Officers are also handing out care packages to help people stay safe in the heat.

Two police officers in full uniform walking into a wooded area.

The City of Burnaby is operating four Cooling Centre locations, which will remain open between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily until the heat subsides.

In addition, the Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby is operating two pop-up cooling stations between 11 a.m. and 6 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.

Heat can be dangerous. To stay safe, Fraser Health suggests staying hydrated, limiting outdoor activities during the day, and self-monitoring for signs of heat-related illness. Read more tips here.

A flyer titled <q>Cooling Centres</q> and has the following information: In times of extreme heat, you can visit an air-conditioned Cooling Centre at one of four community centres in Burnaby. They will be open to all, with seating, drinking water, washrooms and free WI-FI. Hours: 10 am – 10 pm Cooling Centre: Cameral Recreation Centre – 9523 Cameron Street Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool & Fitness Centre – 240 Willingdon Avenue Edmonds Community Centre – 7433 Edmonds Street Bonsor Recreation Complex – 6550 Bonsor Avenue Outdoor pop up cooling stations will also be operated by the Society to End homelessness in Burnaby at: Civic Square – Central Boulevard & McKay Avenue Kensington Park – Frances Street & Fell Avenue Did you know? You can also go to any public City facility during operating hours to find relief from the heat. Burnaby.ca/ExtremeHeat City of Burnaby

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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