Burnaby RCMP activating Extreme Heat Response Plan due to heat


2023-07-04 14:10 HAP

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

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.

 A police cruiser with a care package in the foreground, including a bottle of water, lip balm, sunscreen, and a cooling patch.

As of Monday, July 3, 2023, the City of Burnaby is operating four Cooling Centre locations, which will remain open between 10 am and 10 pm daily until the heat subsides.

In addition, The Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby is operating a pop-up cooling station at Kensington Park (Corner of Frances Street and Fell Avenue) between 11 am and 6 pm from Tuesday, July 4 to Thursday, July 6, 2023. 

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 listing the following Cooling Centre locations: Cameron Recreation Centre, Eileen Dailly Leisure Centre, Edmonds Community Centre, Bonsor Recreation Complex, as well as Civic Square and Kensington Park.

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GRC de Burnaby
6355, avenue Deer Lake, Burnaby (C.-B.) V5G 2J2
Bureau : 604-646-9900

Courriel : burnaby_rcmp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Site Web : burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (en anglais seulement)

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