The City of Park Ridge would like to remind residents to be on the alert for signs of the different stages of heat stress that may be caused by dangerously high temperatures. Proper precautions should be taken to avoid the potential for heat-related illnesses:
- Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible and in the shade if you go outside.
- Wear sunscreen if you cannot find shade, along with loose fitting, light-weight and bright colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible.
- If your home is not air conditioned, spend at least two hours daily at an air conditioned restaurant, stores, or other public place.
- Stay hydrated by drinking water regularly even if you are not thirsty.
- Avoid exertion during the hottest parts of the day.
- Take a cool shower if you get too hot.
- Anyone overcome by the heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency-Call 9-1-1
- Children and pets should never be left unattended in a vehicle under any circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when the car interior can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes!
All residents are encouraged to check on their neighbors during periods of extremely hot and humid weather.
Questions can be directed to Fire Department Admistration at (847) 318-5287.