EMSA issued a medical heat alert Saturday in Tulsa.
Paramedics responded to five heat-related illness calls in the Tulsa area as of 7 p.m. Saturday.
Over the past 10 days, EMSA's Tulsa area medics have responded to more than 55 suspected heat-related illness calls in the Tulsa area
A medical heat alert is issued by EMSA whenever paramedics respond to at least five heat-related illness calls in a 24-hour period. It will remain in effect until temperatures and heat-related call volume decrease significantly.
The agency recommends people take heat precautions when heading outside for the next several days.
Heat safety tips include:
This is the fourth heat alert of 2021 for the Tulsa area.