Preparing for Extreme Heat Events in Metchosin

Extreme heat is a serious and growing problem for British Colombians.  The heat dome in 2021 was an extreme wave that claimed more that 700 lives across B.C. as the temperatures surpassed 40 Celsius for several days in a row.  The summer of 2022 may see the return of these hot and dry times when temperatures could reach between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius.  Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable by preparing for them.  Everyone can take steps to reduce their risks from extreme heat and embrace opportunities to help others more vulnerable than themselves. 

On July 18th, Fire Chief Dunlop presented "Preparing for Extreme Heat Events in Metchosin" to the Public Works Committee. 

For more information contact:
Stephanie Dunlop,
Fire Chief, Emergency Program Coordinator
Metchosin Fire Department
250-478-1307
cell:  250-883-4472

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:15am