EMSA medics have responded to 11 suspected heat-related calls in the Tulsa area, by 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Ten patients have been transported to local hospitals because of heat-related symptoms today. EMSA issues a Medical Heat Alert when medics respond to five or more suspected heat-related illness calls in a 24-hour period.
With extremely hot temperatures forecasted for this week, EMSA is urging citizens to make a plan to stay safe over the next several days. 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.