Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety wishes for everyone to take a moment to prepare for the upcoming winter weather months. Each year, numerous people are injured or lose their lives due to winter conditions which cause emergencies such as frostbite, hypothermia and roadway accidents.
KDPS encourages all residents to review their winter weather emergency preparedness by going to the following National Weather Service link:
Additionally, each year the Kalamazoo community has experienced extreme cold weather that has resulted in historically low temperatures that are a significant threat to the health and safety of everyone caught outside. While everyone is at risk during a cold-weather event, certain populations have a significantly higher risk of a cold-related health emergency. Those vulnerable populations include, but are not limited to, infants, adults over the age of 65, individuals with mobility constraints, cognitive impairments or economic constraints. Additionally, individuals that lack adequate shelter from the cold are at a significantly higher risk of cold-related health issues than others.
Should we experience an extreme cold temperature event this winter, information on warming centers and additional steps one can take to reduce the risk of cold-related emergencies will be posted on the departments’ social media pages and website.
By authority of: Assistant Chief Jeff VanderWiere
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Date: December 16, 2019
Contact: Assistant Chief Jeff VanderWiere, (269) 337-8270