EMSA Heat Alert Issued
TULSA (KFAQ) - EMSA paramedics treated five people with symptoms of heat-related illness and a handful more that could be considered heat related. All were reported to be in fair condition.
Most of the patients EMSA medics have treated were working outdoors (either for their profession or at their own home). However, too much time in the heat can sicken anyone.
EMSA public information officer Chris Stevens says, "When EMSA responds to five or more heat-related medical calls in a 24-hour period and dangerously hot weather is expected to continue, an EMSA Heat Alert is issued to advise the media and general public of the severity of the situation for current situation and the following day."
The last EMSA heat alert in the greater Tulsa area was issued on Thursday the July 12th.