OKLAHOMA CITY– EMSA dispatchers are issuing the 4th “Heat Alert” of the summer.
Thursday has been the hottest day of the year so far and EMSA has responded to several heath related calls.
A “Heat Alert” is issued when 5 emergency calls are received in the OKC Communications Center during a 24 hour period. The “Heat Alert” is lifted when the temperatures decrease significantly or when dispatchers receive only a few or no heat related calls.
EMSA is currently working a scene where 27-year-old man is being transported from KATTFEST at the Zoo Amphitheater.
The lines at KATTFEST are very long and shade is minimal, so if you are attending the concert be sure to take precaution against heat illness.
If you have to be outside (or are attending an outdoor concert) be sure to hydrate, limit alcohol, and avoid heavy, hot foods.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion include cool skin, heavy sweating, headache, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, weakness, thirst, and a fast heartbeat.
Heat stroke, the more serious for of heat illness, is marked by confusion, fainting, seizures, excessive sweating, hot skin, and very high body temperature.