TULSA - As summer officially kicks off Friday it's important to remember the dangers it can bring.
EMSA officials are urging people to take precautions as they head outside.
Friday afternoon the heat index is expected to reach near 100.
In the past 24 hours EMSA has been dispatched to two heat-related calls and they're urging people to take precautions if they are going to be outside for long periods of time.
-- Dress and eat for the heat. Wear light colors and eat light.
-- Drink plenty of water.
-- Avoid alcoholic beverages.
-- Try not to exercise in the heat of the day.
Signs you've been in the heat too long are dizziness and cramps. At that point, get out of the heat and cool yourself off immediately.
"If you're getting so dizzy and you're nauseous, that's very serious," said Kelli Bruer, EMSA Director of Communications and Public Relations. "You need to call 911 or get to a hospital immediately."
EMSA will issue a heat advisory if they get five heat-related calls in 24 hours.
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