Extreme Heat Communication

Kathryn Lambrecht


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Extreme heat is an increasingly complex challenge for cities to consider in its public safety and awareness programming. With the recent launch of the nation’s first Office of Heat Response and Mitigation within the City of Phoenix, additional cities are considering how to integrate heat safety into their public communications and public safety strategies. Currently, the City of Peoria is partnering with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) to host cooling centers and hydration stations as part of the Heat Relief Regional Network. Peoria’s Office of Emergency Management enlisted the assistance of technical communication undergraduate and graduate students to research and identify areas in need of heat preparedness, as well as inform communication strategies for the City of Peoria to inform residents about extreme heat safety and the City’s existing responses to mitigate extreme heat.

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