Announcements and Information
Office of Emergency Management opens cooling centers, recommends caution in heat
Jun 17 2016 - 02:46:00 pm
Pasadena's Office of Emergency Management has activated its Extreme Heat Emergency Plan and recommends the following precautionary/preparedness actions:

• Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water hours before going out into the heat. While outside, take frequent breaks and continue to drink plenty of water.

• Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

• To reduce risk during outdoor work, schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.

• Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency; call 911.

• Each year, many fatalities occur nationwide due to children accidentally being left in vehicles during the summer months. In the past dozen years, 500 children have died due to being left in or gaining access to cars. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle, not even for a minute. Remember: beat the heat; check the backseat.

• Both library locations will serve as Cooling Centers. The central library is located at 1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, and the Fairmont library is located at 4330 Fairmont Pkwy. Both libraries are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
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