In anticipation to record hot temperatures, York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant is continuing Operation Cool Breeze.
In an effort to help prevent heat related illness or injury, the York County Sheriff’s Office has a limited number of box fans available to senior citizens and to those in need.
As the above average summer temperatures continue to rise, so do the concerns of the Sheriff’s Office for the safety of our citizens. Heat related injuries such as heat stroke can become a life threatening condition.
Deputies often see first-hand the effect summer temperatures can have on the elderly, the ill, and the very young; deputies have fans available to provide when the fans could help alleviate possible dangerous heat related situations. Deputies provide the fans at no cost when they see a genuine need during their patrols.
To assist the Sheriff with the purchase of fans, employees at York Electric Cooperative Inc. raised $400 and donated the money to help the Sheriff’s office.
Sheriff Bryant is very thankful for the staff at York Electric Cooperative for stepping up to provide for those people in the county who are less fortunate.
This is the fourth year that Sheriff Bryant has made the fans available in what has been dubbed “Operation Cool Breeze”.
Sheriff Bryant encourages everyone to check helpful weather related resources such as the National Weather Service web site
Call United Way’s 2-1-1 Information and Referral Helpline to find a cooling center near you or for more information. Just dial 2-1-1 from a land line and 1-866-892-9211.
Heat wave safety checklist provided by the American Red Cross: