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 St., Wheaton, IL
    Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
    Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Milton Township Offices
    1492 N Main St., Wheaton, IL
    Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.