Summer Safety: Tips to protect yourself from summer heat

July 13, 2022

There's always potential for extended hot temperatures in the summer.

This year, the BC Heat Alert Response System (BC HARS) has been developed with representatives from all health authorities, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), the Ministry of Health, Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). BC HARS is a two-tiered response system that will trigger heat alerts, and coordinated provincial and regional action for heat warnings and heat emergencies.

Interior Health is working to ensure coordinated action that aligns with BC HARS and protects our communities from the impacts of extreme heat.

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