Maynard Police Department

Maynard Town Hall Open as Cooling Center for Maynard Residents Today

Maynard Fire Department
Anthony Stowers, Fire Chief, EFO/CFO
1 Summer St.
Maynard, MA 01754
Maynard Police Department
Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754
Town of Maynard
Kevin Sweet, Town Administrator
Municipal Building
195 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948

Maynard Town Hall Open as Cooling Center for Maynard Residents Today

MAYNARD — Fire Chief Anthony Stowers, Police Chief Mark Dubois and Town Administrator Kevin Sweet announce that the lower level of the Maynard Town Hall will be open as a cooling center for Maynard residents today.

The Town Hall cooling center, 195 Main St., is open to all Maynard residents until 4 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. tomorrow to provide relief to those who may not have access to air conditioning or other ways to escape the heat. Water will be provided to residents who visit the cooling center.

Additionally, the Maynard Public Library, 77 Nason St., will be available as a cooling center from 2-9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

With temperatures reaching dangerously high levels, Chief Stowers, Chief Dubois and Town Administrator Sweet would like to remind residents to follow safety precautions outlined by the American Red Cross:

• Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
• Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
• Eat small meals and eat more often.
• Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
• Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
• Postpone outdoor games and activities and take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
• Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat. Don’t forget to monitor your pets to ensure they are not suffering from the heat.

If you see anyone who may be suffering from heat-related conditions such as heat cramps, heat stroke or heat exhaustion, move the person indoors or a cooler place and hydrate. Call 911 if the person needs medical attention.