Triple digit heat is expected in the Tulsa area next week. Last year was a record in Tulsa for ambulance transports due to heat related illnesses. EMSA Captain Chris Stevens doesn’t want to set a new record this summer. He reminds people the most important step is to stay hydrated.
Stevens says if you know you’re going to be out in the heat, start hydrating the night before…don’t wait until you’re outside to begin. Also, hats with wide brims, and light colored, loose fitting clothing are tips to keep in mind.
He says the group most transported for heat related problems are what he calls ‘weekend warrior’ types…45 to 65 year old males who are usually inside under the air-conditioning during the work week.