Help Our Community Stay Warm

As the temperatures continue to drop, BFHD is continuing to partner with 211 to identify and share businesses that are interested in participating as a Temporary Warming Center in Benton and Franklin counties.

Temporary Warming Centers are brick-and-mortar locations offering a safe environment for individuals to warm up, normally during regular business hours. Temporary warming centers can help reduce the risk of cold weather-related illnesses.

Message from the Health Officer, Dr. Aren Giske:
BFHD is grateful for all our businesses who are opening their doors to keep our residents warm during the day. “These locations are essential to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our communities throughout the colder months of the year,” said Benton-Franklin Health District’s new Health Officer Dr. Aren Giske (MD). 

If you are interested in joining the 211 list, please reach out to BFHD
's Investigations, BFHD’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Joel Erickson, at [email protected]

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Monitor Air Quality & Wildfire Smoke
The Air Quality Alert for our region in Benton and Franklin counties has been extended. It is in effect until noon on Wednesday as the air quality reaches unhealthy levels. If you are planning on being outside for work or other activities, please check the air quality guidelines.

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Are You Prepared?
Being prepared for an emergency is the best way to protect yourself and your family against any kind of disasters  Here are a few simple steps you can take to prepare

1. Be Informed
2. Plan Ahead
3. Take Action

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