City of Woodland Fire Department
1000 Lincoln Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE# 062218|
|Subject:||Firefighters prepare for increased fire danger and heat related illnesses as temperatures soar past the century mark. |
|Contact:||Battalion Chief Eric Zane, (530)661-5860|
Excessive heat has been forecasted for the entire Sacramento
Valley, including the City of Woodland from Friday through Sunday. Residents can expect temperatures to soarwell above 100 degrees with little overnight cooling. Battalion Chief Eric Zane
advised “As firefighters prepare for a higher threat of fires and medicalemergencies related to the heat, we would like to take the opportunity to
remind our residents of the following”;
· The general population has yet to acclimate to
such high temperatures, making everyone more susceptible to heat relatedillnesses.
· All residents, especially sensitive groupsshould limit outdoor activities and exposure to the heat.
· Everyone is encouraged to hydrate well and wearclothing appropriate for high temperatures.
· Children and animals should not be leftunattended in vehicles, as temperatures in vehicles can be well over 120
“The Woodland Fire Department would also ask that anyone whois going mow weeds or dead grass refrain from doing so during peak temperatures,
as any spark will likely start a fire” Stated Battalion Chief Zane.
Although no official cooling centers will be opened, the Woodland Library and Community/ Senior Center will be open during normal business hours for residents to escape the heat.