FANWOOD, NJ -- With high temperatures and poor air quality in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, the Fanwood Police Department has designated The Chelsea Senior Living Center, 295 South Ave. in Fanwood, as a cooling station.

"Anyone who needs transportation to the cooling station may call the Fanwood Police Department at (908) 322-5000 and officers will make arrangements for transportation," said Fanwood police chief Richard Trigo.

"When visiting a relief station, bring any medications and/or specialty items that you may need," Trigo added. "Residents and visitors are urged to limit exposure outside, particularly during the hottest part of the day -- roughly 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Those who must be outside should take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water."

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High body temperatures and dehydration will make other medical conditions, such as heart and breathing problems, much worse. It is very important to stay cool and hydrated when the heat index reaches these dangerous levels.

The police department asks residents to please check on elderly neighbors, advise them of the cooling station at the Chelsea, remind them to remain hydrated and to contact the Fanwood Police Department in the event of an emergency.