Heat Relief stations available in Surprise; city reminds, Hot Cars Can Kill!
Surprise, AZ (June 2, 2021) Temperatures are forecast to be above 100 degrees every day this week. With temperatures increasing, the city of Surprise reminds residents that we are 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:
Surprise Resource Center, Refuge & Hydration Station - 12425 W. Bell Rd., Building A, Suite 124
Surprise Fire-Medical Station #301, Hydration Station - 16750 N. Village Drive East (FS 301)
The Salvation Army Sun Cities Valley Corps, Refuge & 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.
You 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, please visit: 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:
- Never leave a child alone in the car
- Check for kids, pets, and vulnerable persons before you lock your vehicle
- 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.