About this project
During the extreme heat events of summer 2021, the City mobilized to help protect our community from the health risks posed by excessive temperatures. In the wake of the extreme heat, we performed an in-depth internal review, interviewed community partner organizations, and conducted a public survey to identify the best ways we can prepare for future extreme heat events and enhance our response when they do happen. We’ve taken action on what we heard, including:
- Extending the operating hours of our cooling centres from 10 am-10 pm.
- Installing four misting stations around the city.
- Enhancing public heat awareness and safety communications to begin in the spring and continue throughout the summer using printed materials, digital and online platforms, and in-person information sessions.
- Increasing patrols and outreach during heat events.
- Developing a cooling centre transportation plan for high-risk and vulnerable seniors.
To read more about how we’re prepared to help our residents stay cool and safe during extreme heat, visit our Extreme Heat page.
Read the Council report on our extreme heat operational response plan.
For information on how to prepare for emergencies, visit burnaby.ca/getprepared.