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Heat Takes Tulsa Toll

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As of 8:00 Saturday night, EMSA medics responded to 21 suspected heat-related calls in the Tulsa area. EMSA issues a Medical Heat Alert when medics respond to five or more suspected heat-related illness calls in a 24-hour period. 


13 patients were transported to the hospital today because of their heat-related illness symptoms.


EMSA is urging citizens to make a plan to stay safe. Plan the amount of time you think will be outdoors and take appropriate amounts of water or other fluids with you, even if just planning for a short amount of outdoor time. Emergencies can happen and you could be stranded outdoors longer than expected. Always have a cell phone with you to call 911, if needed.


Plan your schedule to allow for frequent breaks indoors, if possible.