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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