EMSA issues heat alert at start of hottest week of the year
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- With a week's worth of 100-plus heat indices to look forward to, EMSA has already issued a heat alert and it likely won't be the last of this week.
As of 5:45 p.m. Monday, paramedics have already responded to five suspected heat-related calls. Two of the patients were taken to local hospitals.
The patients included:
- 20-month-old female – patient was locked in the car, was assessed at the scene and was not transported to a hospital
- 34-year-old female – transported
- 49-year-old female
- 56-year-old male – transported
- 60-year-old male – patient was in his car broken down on the road, was assessed at the scene and was not transported
Protect yourself from the heat. PRE-HYDRATE. It's key in preventing heat-related illness. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide-brimmed hat if working outside. Taken plenty of shade breaks. No alcohol or caffeine.
EMSA issues a medical heat alert whenever paramedics respond to five or more heat-related calls in 24 hours.
The following cooling stations are open until further notice:
The Salvation Army Center of Hope
102 N. Denver Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Tulsa County Social Services Cooling station
2401 Charles Page Blvd.
Tulsa, OK 74127
8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St.
Tulsa, OK 74120
Noon to 9 p.m., 7days a week
John 3:16 Mission
506 N. Cheyenne
Tulsa, OK 74103
Senior Nutrition sites throughout the Tulsa area are also available as Cooling Stations. Dial 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.