EMSA Issues 1st Medical Heat Alert Of 2024 For Tulsa

EMSA issued its first Medical Heat Alert of the year on Friday for the Tulsa area. According to a press release from EMSA, medics responded to five suspected heat-related illness calls as of 7:00 p.m. Friday.

Friday, June 14th 2024, 7:05 pm

By: News On 6


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EMSA issued its first Medical Heat Alert of the year on Friday for the Tulsa area.

According to a press release from EMSA, medics responded to five suspected heat-related illness calls as of 7:00 p.m. Friday.

EMSA shared that four patients were transported to local hospitals due to their symptoms.

As temperatures rise, EMSA is reminding everyone of the precautions to take.

EMSA shared these tips:

· 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. 

· Don’t limit your use of 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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