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City of Brampton helps residents beat the heat

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Published on July 20, 2015 with No Comments

With the hot weather forecast for the next few days, the City of Brampton has stepped up efforts to enable residents to stay cool.

Starting Saturday, July 18, South Fletcher’s Sportsplex, Earnscliffe Recreation Centre, Century Gardens Recreation Centre and Cassie Campbell Community Centre will be designated as Cooling Stations. The stations will be open until 9 pm for residents to cool off and receive water and information about heat safety.

Through community partnerships, North Bramalea United Church and The Journey drop-in centre will also be open as Cooling Stations.

Restrict outdoor activity
Residents are encouraged to restrict outdoor activity. It is also recommended that the public stay out of the sun, drink lots of water and stay in air conditioned places.

Individuals at risk
Seniors and young children are particularly at risk, and residents are encouraged to check in on friends and family who they think may be vulnerable.

Tips to help keep pets cool:
 Keep pets indoors
 Provide plenty of fresh water
 Keep air circulating indoors
 Limit time in the sun and provide shade

In hot temperatures, never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.

Be safe in the water

Residents are also reminded to play it safe near water:

 Always keep young children within arms’ reach around the water
 Never swim alone
 Restrict and control access to backyard pools with fencing on all four sides
 Put a life jacket on young children when in the pool area or at the beach
 Designate a backyard pool lifeguard or beach lifeguard among your group
 Choose lifeguard-supervised beaches and pools for swimming
 Empty unattended wading pools and buckets of water if not in use
 If you have a pool or cottage, ensure family members learn lifesaving skills

The City of Brampton will update this information as conditions change.
For more information on heat safety, visit www.brampton.ca


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