TULSA, Oklahoma -- Since midnight Wednesday morning, EMSA paramedics have responded to 16 patients with signs and symptoms of heat-related illness by 9:30 p.m., according to Captain Chris Stevens.
"The record for this summer is 17 heat-related responses," he said. "It is likely we will meet or exceed that record by midnight."
When EMSA responds to five or more heat-related medical calls within 24 hours, they issue a heat alert to advise the public of the severe health risks posed by the heat.
They remind the public to:
Tulsa currently has three cooling stations open to the public:
Tulsa County Social Services
2401 Charles Page Blvd, Tulsa, OK
8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 7 days a week
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 East 4th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120
Noon to 9 p.m., 7 days a week
Salvation Army Center of Hope
102 N. Denver Ave., Tulsa, OK
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week