Increase the preparedness for heat waves- a guide


  • Annika Carlsson-Kanyama
  • Hannele Ekman
  • Marie Ljungh
  • Ingrid Molander

Publish date: 2011-12-30

Report number: FOI-R--3387--SE

Pages: 16

Written in: Swedish


  • Heat wave
  • preparedness
  • vulnerable groups
  • guide


The guide contains practical advice for municipalities wanting to lower mortality during heat waves and is based upon work carried out in Botkyrka municipality. A step wise procedure is proposed starting with the formation of a working group composed of persons with different competences after which vulnerable persons in the municipality are mapped out, cool locations identified as well as advices for measures during a heat wave relevant for various target groups. Finally, the recommendation is to distribute responsibility in an action plan where communication is an important part.