With temperatures increasing, the city of Surprise reminds residents that it is a Heat Relief Network partner.
The city provides hydration and refuge stations for those in need of a place to cool off during Arizona’s hot summer months.
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) 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 can be found at the following Surprise locations:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people die in the U.S. from heat than all other natural disasters combined.
Residents can help those in need of relief by donating water bottles, sun screen, sun glasses 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, visit cdc.gov/disasters.
The interior of a car can heat up 20 degrees in just 10 minutes. That’s why Surprise Police remind residents to never leave a child alone in the car, check for kids, pets, and vulnerable persons before locking the vehicle and call 911 when seeing a child alone in a vehicle.