Heat Relief Regional Network

Heat Relief Regional Network Logo As the region has more days of extreme heat, it is important for the community to collaborate in its efforts to provide water and heat refuge for those who need it, says Councilmember Michelle Hess, City of Buckeye, and Chair of the MAG Human Services and Community Initiatives Committee.

The Heat Relief Network is a regional partnership of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), municipalities, nonprofit organizations, the faith-based community, and others. Each year, MAG coordinates the mapping of the Heat Relief Network, a network of partners providing hydration stations, refuge locations, and water donation sites throughout the Valley with the goal of preventing heat related and heat caused deaths among people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations.

Become a Partner

To become a partner of the Heat Relief Regional Network, please fill out the 2019 Heat Relief Network Submission Form.

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What you can do to help:

  • Donations of snacks, sun protection aids like hats, sun screen, sun glasses, light-weight clothing, and bottled water are needed.
  • Educate your friends and neighbors about the dangers of extreme heat.
  • Have water bottles available in your car for emergencies.
  • Follow the tips below to avoid heat-related illness.

Tips to avoid heat-related illness:

  • Increase fluid intake regardless of activity level. Staying hydrated is extremely important.
  • Limit exercise or outdoor activity between the hours of 11am and 3pm.
  • When outdoors, wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15 and re-apply often. Wear a hat, lightweight clothing and sunglasses.
  • Rest frequently in shady or cool areas to give the body's temperature a chance to recover and cool down.
  • Never leave infants, children or pets inside a parked vehicle.
  • Respectfully check on elderly neighbors to make sure their air conditioning is working and in use. Take advantage of free air-conditioning by visiting locations like shopping malls, the library or other heat refuge locations provided on the map.


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Human Services Director
Brande Mead

Administrative Assistant II
Maria Piña

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The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

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    Phoenix, Arizona 85003

  • Phone: (602) 254-6300

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  • Email: mag@azmag.gov