Extreme Heat Preparedness

Each Spring, the Emergency Management Office (EMO) looks ahead to weather patterns and trends. The current outlook, is a slower progression than we normally would observe across the province. This will bring a cooler wet spring as per Environment Canada. We are continuing to monitor the forecasts and advance our efforts in pre-planning for extreme heat.

Our current focus is planning and outreach to our vulnerable populations, residents, property management companies, non-profits and faith based organizations. We will be encouraging them to create a social communication network. This ensures during an emergency they have friends, family and or neighbours they can reach out to and use if needed. As we saw last year with the heat, we all need to have a personal plan that we can mobilize. We need to continue to adapt and be more resilient as these events continue occur.

 

City of New Westminster Information & Resources for Extreme Heat

What to do in Extreme Heat Poster

What to do in Extreme Heat including building relationships with your neighbours

Prepared BC - Extreme Heat Preparedness Guide

Health - Heat Related Information & Resources

Fraser Health Extreme Heat - Recognizing the Signs Poster

Fraser Health Sun & Heat Safety

Health Canada - Staying Healthy in the Heat Fact Sheets

Vancouver Coastal Health - Childcare Facilities and Heat

Health Canada- Keep Children Cool! Protect your child from Extreme Heat

Fraser Health - How to be a Heat-Healthy Business Leader

Fraser Health - Summer Heat and Health: Recommended Actions for Owners and Managers or Rental and / or Strat Housing

Fraser Health - Summer Heat Safety for Seniors and People with Medical Conditions

Other Heat Related Information

Seniors Services Society - Fridays with Seniors Podcast regarding Heat Preparedness

BC Hydro Summer Home Cooling Tips