EMSA: 8 Treated For Heat-Related Symptoms


Friday, June 17th 2016, 4:25 pm
By: News On 6


EMSA has issued a medical heat alert after treating eight patients with heat-related issues.

Of the eight, EMSA said one was transported in serious condition and two were transported in fair condition to local hospitals.

EMSA suggests six 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. They have programs that could possibly help you.
  • Use the buddy system if working outdoors and check on elderly neighbors.

Right now there are several cooling stations open as well at:

The Salvation Army Center of Hope
102 N. Denver Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
24/7

Tulsa County Social Services Cooling station
2401 Charles Page Blvd.
Tulsa OK 74127
8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 East 4th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120
Noon to 9 p.m. seven-days a week

John 3:16 Mission
506 N. Cheyenne
Tulsa, Okla. 74103
24/7

EMSA says Senior Nutrition sites throughout Tulsa are also available as cooling stations.

You can also dial 211 for more information.