It’s getting hot outside. Not crisis mode yet, but time to start thinking about staying safe in the heat. Richard Davison with the Philadelphia Fire Department says the summer’s first heat wave will peak Friday.
“Just watch out for others,” he advised. “Check on your neighbors, friends and your family members to ensure that they are safe from the heat.” Davison reminds residents to try to be indoors during the hottest hours of the day, and to visit air conditioned public spaces. The city has not declared a heat emergency, but an ozone alert is in effect. SEPTA is operating regional trains at reduced speed to prevent damages to lines that can sag in the heat.