EMSA issued a heat alert for Tulsa Thursday afternoon, and responded to six suspected heat-related calls as of 8:30 p.m.
The patients’ ages ranged from 16 to 65 years old, EMSA said.
Two of the patients were transported to local hospitals. A 50-year-old man was transported emergent (or serious condition) from a local business.
Other patients were in residential areas or public areas and were treated at the scene.
EMSA is urging citizens to make a plan to stay safe.
Plan the amount of time you think will be outdoors and take appropriate amounts of water or other fluids with you, even if just planning for a short amount of outdoor time, EMSA said.
Emergencies can happen and you could be stranded outdoors longer than expected.
Always have a cell with you to call 911, if needed.
Plan your schedule to allow for frequent breaks indoors, if possible.
Tips for staying healthy in the heat:
The following cooling stations are open for business until further notice:
The Salvation Army Center of Hope
102 N. Denver Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Tulsa County Social Services Cooling station
2401 Charles Page Blvd.
Tulsa OK 74127
8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 East 4th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120
Noon to 9 pm 7-days a week
John 3:16 Mission
506 N. Cheyenne
Tulsa, Okla. 74103
Senior Nutrition sites throughout the Tulsa area are also available as Cooling Stations
Dial 21- for locations, hours and other information. Dial 211 for more information on applying for a free, loaned air conditioning unit.
EMSA issues a medical heat alert when we respond to five or more suspected heat-related illness calls in a 24-hour period.