TULSA, Oklahoma -- EMSA says it has treated and transported 300 heat-related patients so far this summer, setting a new record.
The latest patient was an 26-year-old male patient who was treated and transported Thursday to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa in critical condition.
"This is not the type of record we want to set for Tulsa, and it is something that we are monitoring very closely," said Captain Chris Stevens of EMSA.
"This extreme heat is not going anywhere soon - people need to take this very seriously."
As of Thursday morning, EMSA had taken 294 heat-related patients to local hospitals. By 9 p.m. the number had risen to 300.
With no sign of relief in sight, EMSA is recommending Tulsa area residents:
Four cooling stations are open in the Tulsa area:
Tulsa County Social Services @ 2401 Charles Page Blvd in Tulsa
8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. seven days a week
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center @ 621 East 4th Street in Tulsa
Noon to 9 p.m. seven days a week
Salvation Army Center of Hope @ 102 N. Denver Ave. in Tulsa
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Case Community Center @ 1050 W Wikiwa Rd in Sand Springs
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday