7. Public Safety and Health 

Potential Strategies for Public Safety and Health

Strategies

Potential Actions

Doing Already

7.1 Health Planning and Monitoring

Improve air quality, extreme-weather and disease warning systems

 

Realign health services to support heat-sensitive individuals, those susceptible to poor air quality and those experiencing mental and physical exhaustion from repeated emergency events

 

Include heat wave effects in airshed management planning and local health plans

 

Incorporate reduced heating and increased cooling infrastructure and costs in decisions

 

7.2 Emergency Preparedness

Strengthen emergency preparedness, evacuation planning and wildfire suppression capabilities

 

FireSmart public and private properties

 

 

Useful Resources

Adapting to Extreme Heat Events: Guidelines for Assessing Health Vulnerability 

Health Canada information, tools and resources on climate impacts and health