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EMSA issues Medical Heat Alert

EMSA responds to 17 weather-related accidents in Tulsa Saturday as roads remain slick
Posted at 4:18 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2021-09-04 19:04:22-04

TULSA, Okla. — As of 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 4th, 2021, EMSA’s Tulsa area medics have responded to six suspected heat-related calls.

The sixth Medical Heat Alert of 2021 remains in place.

EMSA issues a Medical Heat Alert when medics respond to five or more suspected heat-related illness calls in a 24-hour period – the Medical Heat Alert will expire when EMSA responds to fewer than 5 suspected heat-related calls in a single day and/or temperatures and forecasted temperatures decrease substantially .

We encourage all people spending time outside today to prepare for the hot temperatures forecasted over the next several days in the Tulsa area. Heat-related illness precautions include:

Heat-related illness precautions include:

  • PRE-HYDRATION is key in preventing heat-related illness. Drink plenty of water/ electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to & during long exposure to the heat.
  • Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide brimmed hat if working outdoors and take plenty of shade breaks.
  • No alcohol or caffeine.
  • Don’t limit your time inside with air conditioning.
  • Use the buddy system if working outdoors and check on elderly neighbors.
  • Keep a cell phone on you at all times when outdoors, including walking, running daily errands, yard work or sports and physical activity.

EMSA urges everyone to make a plan to stay safe.

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