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EMSA lifts Medical Heat Alert for Tulsa area

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Jun 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 14:19:59-04

TULSA, Okla — EMSA lifted a medical heat alert after 11 days.

EMSA originally issued the alert June 10th 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 expires when EMSA responds to fewer than 5 suspected heat-related calls in a single day and/or temperatures and forecasted temperatures substantially.

Take precautions to stay safe:

  • 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.

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