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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Town of Hamden Cooling Stations

Town of Hamden Cooling Stations

Hamden – Mayor Garrett wishes to remind residents that during periods of extreme weather and heat, public buildings are air-conditioned and open to the public during regular business hours.

Cooling Stations are also available at select locations listed below. The cooling stations are meant for temporary respite from the heat, especially for the elderly and those with respiratory issues. In cases of emergency always call 911 for immediate assistance!

Cooling stations are active at the following locations:

  • Hamden Government Center
    2750 Dixwell Avenue
    (203) 287-7100
    Monday – Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Keefe Community Center
    11 Pine Street
    (203) 562-5129
    Monday – Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Miller Memorial Library
    2901 Dixwell Avenue
    (203) 287-2680
    Monday & Tuesday: 9:30am-8:00pm
    Wednesday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
    Thursday – Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Whitneyville Branch Library
    125 Carleton Street
    (203) 287-2677
    Monday – Wednesday: 9:30am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm
    Thursday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Brundage Community Branch Library
    91 Circular Avenue
    (203) 287-2675
    Monday & Tuesday: 9:30am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm
    Wednesday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
    Thursday: 9:30am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Hamden Police Department Lobby
    2900 Dixwell Avenue
    (203) 230-4000
    Always Available

Residents are advised to follow these heatwave safety tips from the American Red Cross:
 
HEAT SAFETY TIPS

  1. Hot cars can be deadly. Never leave children or pets in your vehicle. The inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees.
  2. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  3. Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  4. If you don’t have air conditioning, seek relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day in places like schools, libraries, theaters, malls, etc.
  5. Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  6. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  7. Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  8. Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  9. Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat. Take frequent breaks if working outdoors.
  10. Check on animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat. Make sure they have plenty of cool water and shade. See more pet heat safety information here.

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).

For further information, please contact Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexa M. Panayotakis, at (203) 287-7100 or by email at apanayotakis@hamden.com.

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