TULSA - Thursday is expected to be the hottest day of the summer so far and EMSA's putting out a warning to be aware of heat-related dangers.
Ignoring the signs of a heat stroke can be deadly, says EMSA paramedics.
A heat stroke can come on quickly. Some signs to look for -- red or flushed skin and a lack of sweat. You might be slightly confused, thirsty and feel hot all over.
Serious side effects of a heat stroke are seizures, heart attacks and even death.
Even the toughest outdoor workers, like firefighters, are making sure they take care of themselves during the extreme eat.
"Try to take precautions and stay hydrated," said Capt. Randy Steed with the Tulsa Fire Department. "It's too late if you're already out here...water in the truck, frequent drinking water."
When crews are out on a long call a hydration center is set up and EMSA is on standby.
For those with elderly and young loved ones, make sure they're properly hydrated.
To avoid heat-related illness, take frequent breaks, wear light clothing and drink plenty of water.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Also in the headlines
The high-minded Senate remains in the grip of some of the worst partisan warfare in its history after majority Democrats curbed the Republicans' power. A round-the-clock talkathon is the result, putting no one in the mood for cooperation. Majority Harry Reid threatened to shorten the Senate's cherished Christmas vacation if need be.
Pictures of the first winter storm of the season, Dec. 5 and 6.
KJRH 2 Works for You and Moody's Jewelry is giving away over $4,000 in jewelry from Dec. 9 through Dec. 20. Go to www.kjrh.com/contests to enter this 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.
The annual Food 2 Families food drive benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will begin Friday, Nov. 22 and end Dec. 15. We held our drive here at the station on Dec. 11.