As temperatures rise, the possibility of medical issues occurring with the intense heat also increases.  More record breaking temperatures are expected in the coming weeks and contributions from citizens and local businesses are helping the Town of Florence Police Department keep Florence residents safe during this time of extreme heat.

The Florence Police Department and the Florence Fire Department received donations of water from Theresa and Robert Van Cleave and other residents of Florence, residing in the Sun City, Anthem subdivision.  Florence Police received more than a full pallet of water for distribution to community members through the summer months.

In addition, Sgt. Tatlock of the Florence Police Department received water, ice and other donations from local businesses.  Circle K manager Sean Harrison, and Anthem Safeway manager Barry Henson, donated Styrofoam ice chests to distribute water and ice. The Water Shed in Coolidge donated more than 90 pounds of ice.

The water and ice are distributed by officers of the Florence Police Department to citizens who show any signs of ill effects from the extreme heat.  This effort continues as temperatures remain above the 110 degree mark