Heat Relief Regional Network

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The Heat Relief Network is a regional partnership of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), municipalities, nonprofit organizations, the faith-based community, and businesses. 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 vulnerable populations and people experiencing homelessness.

Read the ‘Heat Kills – Don’t be a Victim’ Press Release


2019 Heat Relief Regional Network Interactive Viewer

2019 Heat Relief Regional Network Interactive Viewer


 

For The Public

Heat Relief Regional Network Directory

Refuges, Hydration and Emergency Stations

Collection and Donation Sites

“This is a true community effort that brings together cities and towns, nonprofit agencies, faith-based organizations, businesses, and individuals who mobilize to provide resources to those who are vulnerable. We are hoping that many more step forward this year to help us in these efforts, so that we can see a drop in the number of deaths." -- Michelle Hess, Town of Buckeye City Councilmember and Chair of the MAG Human Services and Community Initiatives Committee

How You Can 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.

Recent Statistics

Heat-Associated Deaths in Maricopa County By Year

 

 

Heat-Associated Deaths in Maricopa County By Month

 

 

Heat-Associated Deaths in Maricopa County By Age

 

 

Environmental Heat Illness by Year (2010-2017)

 

 

Environmental Heat Related Hospital Visits, Maricopa County, 2010-2017

 

 

About MAG

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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Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which MAG receives federal financial assistance.

Get in Touch

  • Address: 302 N. 1st Ave., Suite 300
    Phoenix, Arizona 85003

  • Phone: (602) 254-6300

  • FAX: (602) 254-6490

  • Email: mag@azmag.gov