BRAMPTON – Following the Heat Warning issued yesterday by the Region of Peel for conditions starting today, June 21, the City of Brampton reminds residents of the importance of keeping cool. The City has opened heat relief locations in all its public access buildings (Brampton Civic Centre, City Hall, recreation centres, libraries) during regular business hours.
The City’s splash pad hours are 9 am to 9 pm and the Chinguacousy Park wading pool is open weekends and holidays from 10 am to 8 pm, weather permitting. Locations here. Bramptonians can keep the following tips in mind to beat the heat:
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 or shaded areas.
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 your pets indoors and hold off on taking them for walks in the heat – if the pavement is too hot for bare feet, it is too hot for bare paws.
• 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
• 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