Wayland Police and Fire Departments Share Cooling Station Information Ahead of Weekend Heat

Acting Police Chief Ed Burman and Fire Chief Neil McPherson, along with the Wayland Police and Fire Departments, would like to remind residents of safety precautions ahead of this weekend’s expected heat.

According to the National Weather Service, a heat wave is expected to continue through Sunday, with temperatures forecast to be in the high 90s and possibly reaching 100 degrees.

Wayland Police and Fire would like to emphasize the dangers of overheating and encourage residents to know the signs of heat-related illnesses. Residents should remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions when participating in outdoor activities, including staying hydrated.

Cooling stations will be open this week for residents seeking respite from the heat.

  • Saturday, July 23, at Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 24, the Community Room at the Public Safety Building, 38 Cochituate Road, will be open and staff will be available.

Extreme temperatures also are expected to severely strain the power grid, possibly leading to outages. Wayland Police and Fire encourage residents to follow these tips from Eversource:

  • Avoid using large appliances such as washers and dryers during peak periods, from 2-7 p.m.
  • Adjust air conditioner thermostats up a few degrees to a reasonable but comfortable temperature. This will reduce energy use and save money.
  • Close window blinds and shades to keep rooms cooler.

In the event of an outage, residents should call Eversource directly at 800-662-7764. Residents with issues related to any outage are asked to call Wayland Police at 508- 358-4721, Wayland Fire at 508-358-4747, or 911 in an emergency.

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