The Heat Relief Network is a regional partnership of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), municipalities, nonprofit organizations, the faith-based community, and businesses. Each year, MAG coordinates the mapping of the Heat Relief Network, a network of partners providing hydration stations, refuge locations, and water donation sites throughout the Valley with the goal of preventing heat-related illnesses and deaths among vulnerable populations. The map and directories are updated as new partners sign up throughout the summer season, which runs May 1 to September 30.
Agencies or organizations wishing to become a Heat Relief Network partner are invited to complete the HRN application for each location offering heat relief. Only public or nonprofit locations will be accepted and shown on the map/directories. Private residences will not be accepted. Once the submission form is submitted and approved, your location will be added to the interactive map and printable directory.
Heat-related illnesses are frequent during Arizona summers and can result in death. Each year, nearly 2,000 people visit Arizona emergency rooms because of heat-related illnesses.
We work each year to expand the network throughout the region so that vulnerable populations are never far from obtaining water or refuge from the heat. Our HRN partners explain why they participate in the program and how it impacts their communities:
Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illness
For more information about how you can avoid a heat-related illness, go to the Arizona Department of Health Services website.
Arizona Department of Health – Heat Safety
Maricopa County Public Health Department – Extreme Heat
National Weather Service Heat Information Page
Heat Relief Assitance
2-1-1 Arizona - Can assist in locating and finding transportation to nearest Heat Relief location.
Limited Income Assistance Programs (APS) (SRP)
Pet Housing Help - Locate temporary housing for pets
Partner roles can include providing cooling centers, hydration stations, donation collection points, or a combination of these services. Heat Relief Network partners are responsibility for ensuring water available if listed as a cooling center and/or a hydration station location. MAG is unable to store or transport water.
Please utilize the MAG Interactive Heat Relief Network Map to coordinate with other network partners for donations of water. There are donation sites across the region that are willing to share donations they receive with network partners. Partners should consider participating in the Cooling Center Response Network, a decentralized donation network connecting cooling center providers with donors.
We appreciate your partnership. Together we can help reduce heat-related deaths across our region and provide help to the most vulnerable.
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In an effort to make information delivery faster, MAG has implemented an e-mail notification system that will make it easier to receive documents such as agendas, minutes and reports. Through a free subscription service called GovDelivery, MAG member agencies and the public will have better access to information that is posted on the MAG Web site.
The subscription service monitors specific Web pages for changes, and when a change is detected, the service sends an e-mail to subscribers notifying them of the change. Users can choose to subscribe to as many of the pages as they wish. There are about 130 monitored pages on the MAG Web site.
As a subscriber, you can choose not only what information you receive, you can also choose how often you receive it—immediately, daily, or weekly.
To subscribe, simply click on the link on the page that says “Sign up to receive email updates.” Users can also click on a Quick Subscribe link on various pages to see a full list and subscribe to any of the MAG pages. To subscribe, only a few pieces of information will be required, such as e-mail address, delivery preferences and organization.
Look for the red envelope icon on pages of interest.
Cleo Warner | [email protected] | Human Services Planner II