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Pasadena Fire Department - CA
Monday August 15th, 2016 :: 10:49 a.m. PDT


Important Hot Weather Tips

We're in a heat wave! The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any alerts and updates.

If you are outdoors in the sun and heat—take it easy! Drink plenty of water or other nutritious fluids before you get thirsty; use sunscreen; wear light clothing; wear a brimmed hat; seek shade when you can.

NEVER, EVER, leave anyone in your car—including pets or people. Keep pets indoors, or if that is not possible, make sure they have shade and access to plenty of water too.

Area vegetation and brush remains extremely dry. Pasadena Fire Department Officials urge extra care when using landscaping equipment as sparks from such equipment or vehicles can ignite brush fires. Remember to discard cigars, cigarettes and other smoking devices properly; use extra caution with barbecues—always have someone watching the barbecue and the swimming pool when in use.

Bookmark and check the City’s website, for updates on changing conditions. Updated information will also be broadcast on KPAS, the City's government TV station, Channel 3 for Charter subscribers, Channel 99 for AT&T U-verse subscribers, and streamed on the City website and the Pasadena Media website at

Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena Water and Power Department at (626) 744-4673.

For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138.

Visit for “Flex Alerts” and sign up for PWP’s Outage Management System to get up-to-date alerts on your phone and by email regarding any power outages by visiting

Anticipated high temperatures in the coming days could lead to rolling power blackouts statewide, so please do your part to reduce energy use! Your conservation can make all the difference. Learn more at

Air Quality updates can be found at:

For life-threatening emergencies always remember to dial 9-1-1. Remain calm while on the phone. Be prepared to give operators your name and location and an accurate description of the nature of your call.

For other suspicious activities, if you see something, say something, by calling Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241.

Pasadena Public Safety and Health Officials also offer the following reminders and precautions during hot weather:

- Weather updates can be found online at
- If possible, stay indoors in an air conditioned environment, especially the young and the elderly. If your home or apartment is not air conditioned, consider going to an enclosed shopping mall, a public library or a designated cooling center.
- Remember to check on your neighbors, family and friends—especially the elderly—to make sure they are OK. Take them extra water or a cool beverage.
- Never leave anyone unattended in closed vehicles, including pets! For more pet care tips visit
- Make sure your pets also have easy access to water and a cool place to stay.
- Keep air conditioners set to about 78 degrees.
- Close blinds and drapes to block out direct heat. Use energy efficient fans as alternative.
- Use major appliances in early morning or after 7 p.m., when energy demand is lower.
- Turn off lights, air conditioners, computers, TVs and other electronics when not in use.
- Set refrigerator to 37 degrees, clean coils regularly & unplug unused secondary fridges.

If your work or recreation plans mean you must be outdoors, please consider the following:

- Air quality can easily degrade during hot weather. If you have heart disease, asthma or other lung disease, minimize outdoor activity to reduce heat-related illness.
- Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.
- Wear light and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
- Drink water often. Do not wait until you are thirsty.
- Avoid, reduce unnecessary exertion or vigorous exercise, whether outside or in a non-air conditioned building, especially during peak heat hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Seek shady spots; wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim and use plenty of sunscreen!

The Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.,, is the only pre-designated Cooling Center in the City of Pasadena. The Senior Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sunday. To confirm hours, calls the center at: (626) 795-4331, or by email to

Visit to find other designated cooling centers throughout Los Angeles County.

While not official Cooling Centers, the Pasadena Public Library, and other local area public libraries offer an enjoyable, air-conditioned respite from the heat and are, of course, a great place to catch up on your reading too! Pasadena Public Library locations and hours are:

Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, (626) 744-4066. Open 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Branch hours are as follows:

Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., (626) 744-7260, Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Hill Avenue Branch, 55 S. Hill Ave., (626) 744-7264, Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lamanda Park Branch, 140 S. Altadena Dr., (626) 744-7266, Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St., (626) 744-7278, Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
San Rafael Branch, 1240 Nithsdale Road, (626) 744-7270, Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., (626) 744-7272, Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Friday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
La Pintoresca Branch, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., (626) 744-7268, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Villa-Parke Branch, 363 E. Villa St., (626) 744-6510, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. (626) 744-7262, Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday; 1 – 5 p.m.

Swim Center Locations & Recreation Swim Hours

Blair High School Pool
1201 S. Marengo Ave. (626) 585-2027
Monday - Friday 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Pasadena High School Pool
2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. (626) 585-2024
Monday - Saturday 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Sunday Closed
We are open on Friday, July 4th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Robinson Park Pool
1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. (626) 585-2025
Monday - Friday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday* & Sunday Closed
* See Parks After Dark schedule

Villa-Parke Pool
363 E. Villa St. (626) 585-2026
Monday - Friday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Coral Center Pool
2750 New York Dr. (626) 797-7183
No Recreational Swim

Please be advised pool facilities are subject to closure during inclement weather conditions or low pool attendance.

In addition, swimming is available at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. Info online at

Pasadena’s Recreation Centers also provide air conditioned environments at:

Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Robinson Park Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Closed Sunday.

A trip to the Pasadena Ice Skating Center, 300 E. Green St., is also a good way to beat the heat. Call (626) 578-0800; visit or email to

Pasadena Fire Department - CA
215 Marengo Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-744-4655

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