Burnaby RCMP activating Extreme Heat Response Plan due to heat wave
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.
- Cameron Community Centre (9523 Cameron Street)
- Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool (240 Willingdon Avenue)
- Bonsor Recreation Complex (6550 Bonsor Avenue)
- Edmonds Community Centre (7433 Edmonds Street)
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.
- Civic Square (6100 Willingdon Ave, outside Bob Prittie Metrotown Library)
- Kensington Park (corner of Frances St and Fell Ave)
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.
Cpl. Michael KalanjMedia Relations Officer
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Website: burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
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