Kids and adults use Fresno City pools to cool off

FRESNO, Calif.

It didn't take much pestering for 7-year-old Luis to talk his dad into coming to the pool.

"It's very hot, thank god the community is open for the kids," Luis Decubas said.

Daphonte Ricks, 11, says the pool is his favorite summer time hang out. "You get to spend time with your friends. And the good thing about it is you don't gotta pay to get in."

The pool may have been splashing with laughter and releif from the heat but it was silent inside Mosqueda's Cooling Center. Workers say only a few people have stopped by to escape the scorching temperatures.

Paramedics in the Valley say during the summer their call volume for heat related injuries always goes up. "With the increased temperatures, you just want to keep an eye on the elderly and young children, they can be more susceptible to the heat," Glen Bracket said.

Bracket says limiting outdoor activity and drinking plenty of water or sports drinks will keep everyone safe this summer.

Temperatures are expected to stay in the triple digits for a few days so if you want to beat the heat at a city splash park, they're usually open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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