How to stay safe during extreme heat


  • Never leave a child, adult, or animal alone inside a vehicle on a warm day. 
  • Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can provide a cool place to take a break from the heat.
  • If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you or someone you care for is on a special diet, ask a doctor how best to accommodate it.
  • Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
  • Avoid high-energy activities.

  • Check yourself, family members, and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness.
  • The new 211 Placer information and referral system is online and ready to help connect Placer residents with social services and resources to keep them cool and safe.
  • If you need transportation to an air-conditioned space, free rides are available for seniors, those with low income and adults with disabilities through Placer Rides.