The Eastern EMSA Division has issued its first medical heat alert of the year for the Tulsa area.EMSA medics have responded to six patients with heat-related illness symptoms. Two of the six patients were transported to area hospitals in fair condition.Medical heat alerts are issued if EMSA responds to five or more heat-related calls in a 24 hour period.Tips from EMSA to avoid heat related problems:*Pre-Hydration: drink water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to and during long exposure to heat.*Wear light-colored, loose fitting clothing*Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine*If you don't have air conditioning, find a cooling station or public space during the day.*Use the buddy system if working outdoors and check on elderly neighbors.
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