TULSA, OK -- There is a warning about the hot weather on Thursday. An EMSA Heat Alert has been issued. The alert comes after six Tulsa-area residents required treatment on Wednesday for suspected heat-related illnesses.
All six patients treated by EMSA on Wednesday were men; four of the six were working outdoors or in un-air conditioned indoor spaces when they became ill. One man, who was found outdoors, had reportedly ingested very large quantities of alcohol.
People are encouraged to take precautions on EMSA Heat Alert days. Those include the following.
On Thursday, EMSA transported one person to the hospital for a possible heat-related illness.
Last year, EMSA provided care to more than 100 individuals in the Tulsa area suffering from heat-related illness. Overexposure to heat was a factor in at least two Tulsa- area deaths.