With temperatures expected to rise over the next couple days, the North Battleford Fire Department is urging residents to take precautions. Environment Canada says the City will reach a high of 31°C on Friday and stay between a 22°C to 24°C for the rest of the week.
In a release on Thursday, the fire department says there are a lot of options for residents to stay cool during the extreme heat.
Anyone without an air conditioner in their home can make use of cooling sites such as the Fire departments pop-up spray park tomorrow at Connaught School from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. or the daily spray parks located in Kinsmen Park and Centennial Park.
Other cooling down options includes visiting the CUplex Battleford CO-OP Aquatic Centre and the NationsWEST Field House.
The fire department suggests precautions such as avoiding alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, as they will dehydrate you, wearing loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing and not leaving any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.
Fire Chief Trevor Brice advises people to realize the risks associated with the high heat and to keep hydrated and modify activities if needed.
“We are asking residents to keep tabs on friends and neighbours who might be at elevated risk, during this period of high heat and humidity.”
Anyone experiencing heat illness symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, headache or unusually rapid breathing is advised to immediately find a cool place and drink water.
Residents seeking advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with heat can contact Saskatchewan Healthline at 811.