It’s Hot in Fort Sask!

It’s HOT out there! During the extreme hot weather, let’s look out for one another.

If you see someone in medical distress due to the hot weather,
call 9-1-1.

Extreme heat may pose risks to our health. Drinking plenty of water and looking for shade are two simple things you can do to cope. But there's more to it: learn about the health risks posed by extreme heat and how to stay well.

Need a place to cool down?

You are welcome to visit the following locations to keep cool and access water to stay hydrated during normal business hours. Please remember to follow all COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing a face covering and staying two metres apart.

Need support?

Contact Family and Community Support Services at 780-992-6281. Whatever your situation, we will support you and connect you with free resources.

Emergency crisis supports

  • Call 9-1-1 if you need emergency help
  • Call 2-1-1 for information and referral to community, social, health and related government services in Alberta

Want to help?

Check in on your vulnerable neighbours who may be isolated, have health conditions or have limited mobility or support. Contact local social agencies to find out what donations or support are most needed.

Keeping well and healthy

Heat illness

Heat illnesses can affect you quickly, and can lead to long-term health problems and even death. They are mainly caused by being over-exposed to extreme heat especially if you are doing too much for your age and physical condition.

Heat stroke is a medical emergency!

Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately if you are caring for someone who has a high body temperature and is either unconscious, confused or has stopped sweating.

Visit Health Canada for symptoms of heat illness and safety tips.

Air quality during hot weather

The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) helps you understand what the air quality around you means to your health. The AQHI is a tool that relates the air quality outside to your health, using a scale from 1 to 10. The lower the number, the lower the risk.

Keeping an eye on furry friends too

If you see dogs in distress, call at 780-997-7930. For all other animals, report concerns to the Alberta SPCA.