Heat Emergencies


Cooling Center

During dangerously hot conditions, the Burr Ridge Police Department, 7700 County Line Road, serves as a cooling site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Intake Procedure

  • Walk into the police department during normal hours, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • After 5:00 p.m. or on the weekends, use the Blue Box button near the entrance, and an Officer will let you in.

Click Here for a list of other cooling locations throughout DuPage County.
Click Here for a list of other cooling locations throughout Cook County. 

Please check on your neighbors, elderly residents, and others who may need assistance to keep cool and safe during extremely hot weather. Do not leave pets or children alone in a vehicle for any amount of time, and be watchful for signs of heat-related illness. In the case of a medical emergency, call 911.

Heat-Related Illnesses:
When to Contact a Medical Professional

Call 9-1-1 if:

  • The person loses consciousness at any time.
  • There is any other change in the person's alertness (for example, confusion or seizures).
  • The person has a fever over 102 °F.
  • Other symptoms of heatstroke are present (like rapid pulse or rapid breathing).
  • The person's condition does not improve or worsens despite treatment.

Prevention

  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in hot weather.
  • Rest frequently and seek shade when possible.
  • Avoid exercise or strenuous physical activity outside during hot or humid weather.
  • Drink plenty of fluids every day. Drink more fluids before, during, and after physical activity.
  • Be especially careful to avoid overheating if you are taking drugs that impair heat regulation or if you are overweight or elderly.
  • Be careful of hot cars in the summer. Allow the car to cool off before getting in.