EMSA Issues Medical Heat Alert
EMSA medics have treated several individuals with heat-related illness symptoms since 12:01 this morning.The first medical heat alert was issued at 3:20 p.m. after nine patients were treated for heat-related illnesses. Six of the nine were transported to local hospitals in fair condition. Since the first alert, EMSA has responded to three new patients for heat-related symptoms.A total of seven patients have been transported to local hospitals in fair condition. The patients' ages ranged from 12 to 70 years of age.Tips to avoid heat-related illness:* Pre-hydrate hours before long exposure to the heat*Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.*Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine*Locate a cooling station or go to a public space if you don't have air conditioning during the dayCooling stations locations:The Salvation Army Center of Hope, 102 N. Denver Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103, Open 24/7Tulsa County Social Services Cooling station, 2401 Charles Page Blvd., Tulsa OK 74127, Open 8:30 am - 8:00 pmDennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 East 4th Street, Tulsa, OK 74120, Open Noon to 9 pm 7-days a weekJohn 3:16 Mission, 506 N. Cheyenne, Tulsa, Okla. 74103, Open 24/7Senior Nutrition sites throughout the Tulsa area are also available as Cooling StationsDial 2-1-1 for locations, hours and other information. Dial 2-1-1 for more information on applying for a free, loaned air conditioning unit.