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3 heat relief stations set up in eastern part of Surprise

Posted 6/3/21

Temperatures are forecast to be above 100 degrees most of this week and into next.

The city of Surprise reminds residents it is a Heat Relief Network partner. The city provides hydration and …

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NEIGHBORS

3 heat relief stations set up in eastern part of Surprise

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Temperatures are forecast to be above 100 degrees most of this week and into next.

The city of Surprise reminds residents it is a Heat Relief Network partner. The city provides hydration and refuge stations.

The Maricopa Association of Governments coordinates mapping of the Heat Relief Network. Designated stations offer drinking fountains or bottled water.

Some also offer indoor refuge from heat during the day. Stations are at the following Surprise locations:
• Surprise Resource Center, refuge and hydration station — 12425 W. Bell Road, Building A, Suite 124.
• Surprise Fire-Medical Station No. 301, hydration station — 16750 N. Village Drive East.
• The Salvation Army Sun Cities Valley Corps, refuge and hydration station (during excessive heat warnings) — 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts Blvd.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people die in the U.S. from heat than all other natural disasters combined.

Help those in need of relief by donating water bottles, sun screen, sunglasses and hats at either the Surprise Resource Center or Surprise Fire – Medical Station #301. The fire station is also accepting diapers.

For heat related warning signs and what to do if you or a loved one shows symptoms, please visit: www.cdc.gov/disasters 

Did you know the interior of a car can heat up 20 degrees in just 10 minutes? That’s why Surprise Police remind you to: 

  1. Never leave a child alone in the car 
  2. Check for kids, pets, and vulnerable persons before you lock your vehicle 
  3. Call 911 if you see a child alone in a vehicle 

Remember, Hot Cars Can Kill! 

For a heat safety message from Surprise Fire-Medical, watch this video

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