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Cooling Centers In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY- With a heatwave coming the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has set up cooling centers for Madera County Residents.

The following locations are set-up as Cooling Centers during the summer months. The Centers will be open the days and times of the week as indicated below. Other Centers may be opened on an “as need” basis and will be announced through the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services.

Cooling Centers are closed on holidays unless otherwise indicated.

For more information or if special needs exist, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (559) 675-7770.

Madera County Locations

Sheriff’s Office Headquarters:

2725 Falcon Drive, Madera CA. 93637, Phone 559-675-7770. Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

Sheriff’s Office – Oakhurst Substation:

48267 Liberty Drive, Oakhurst, CA. 93644, Phone 559-658-2555. Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

****For after hours and weekend needs, please contact Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (559)-

CITY OF CHOWCHILLA: Residents within the City of Chowchilla needing individual assistance during extreme hot weather are urged to call the Chowchilla Police Department at (559) 665-8600.

The City of Chowchilla does not operate a specific cooling/warming center. Individual needs will be handled by the Police Department personnel.

When necessary, in response to an emergency situation and in accordance to the City’s Emergency Plan, the City of Chowchilla Police Department will establish appropriate facility options and notify residents of these options to facilitate their comfort and safety needs.

CITY OF MADERA: Please see the City of Madera Website for more information:


Heat-Related Emergency Tips


  • Children up to age 4, people taking certain medications, persons with disabilities, and seniors age 65 and over are particularly less able to cope with hotter weather and should be monitored throughout the day for signs of heat-related
  • Regardless of your activity level, drink more fluids —especially water—and more than you think you need. Your body needs water for many crucial functions and dehydration can lead to serious health
  • Make sure clothing is lightweight and comfortable and—if you’re planning to be outdoors—avoid the hottest parts of the day by scheduling activities during cooler hours (generally mornings and evenings). Also, be sure to wear a hat and use sunscreen because sunburn affects the body’s ability to cool
  • Do not overexert. Stay cool indoors by turning on an air conditioner or evaporative cooling system. If you do not have access to air-conditioned space at home, please visit a local shopping mall, senior center, public library, community center, or other facility that is open to the public.
  • Do not rely only on electric fans during a heat When the temperature is in the 90s or above, a fan will not prevent heat-related illness. A cool shower or bath is a better way to beat the heat and keep body temperatures at safer levels.
  • Use common Avoid hot meals and heavy, spicy foods when the weather gets hot. Eat smaller meals more often.
  • Never leave infants, children, or pets unattended in your vehicle, not even for a
  • Do not forget about your pets! For information on protecting your pets from the heat, please visit ASPCA Web Link below for Hot Weather
  • If you, or someone you know, may be at risk for heat-related illness, talk to a doctor or
  • Call 911 in the event of a true health
  • Visit the following websites for comprehensive guidelines about staying healthy in hot


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