EMSA Issues Medical Heat Alert
TULSA, Oklahoma - EMSA officials issued a medical heat alert Friday, June 1, 2018.
As of 4:00 p.m., medics have responded to six suspected heat-related calls.
EMSA is urging everyone to make a plan to stay safe and have given some tips to stay healthy in the heat.
- PRE-HYDRATION is key in preventing heat-related illness. Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to and during long exposure to the summer 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.
- If you do not have air conditioning, find a cooling station or public space (such as libraries or malls) during the day.
- Also, don’t limit your air conditioning. If you are concerned about your electric bill, call PSO or 211. They have programs that could possibly help you.
- 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.