Heat Emergencies

Cooling Sites Available

During dangerously hot conditions, the City offers cooling centers to residents who are in need of a place to get out of the dangerous heat. Visit the following locations:

  • Wheaton Public Library
    225 N Cross Street
    Wheaton, IL
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Mondays through Thursdays
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays
    Closed Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
  • Milton Township Offices
    1492 N Main Street
    Wheaton, IL
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday

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.


  • 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.