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REMSA Ready For Busy Weekend

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When temperatures reach the triple digits, the heat can cause problems for folks, especially children and the elderly.

Paramedics at REMSA say they expect to respond to anywhere from 15 to 30 heat-related calls on Saturday.

REMSA says it sees a large influx of calls on the weekend because more folks are out enjoying the sun. During the week, most are at work in an air conditioned buildings. This weekend, REMSA will have additional units out in the streets just for heat-related calls.

They urge folks to stay inside if they don't have to be outdoors. Even the paramedics themselves take extra precaution.

When temperatures reach the triple digits, they throw on T-shirts instead of uniforms, and drink plenty of water.

"They're running 10 to 12 calls every 12 hours," says Kevin Romero with REMSA. "So we have to keep our own people healthy, so that they can help you."

Keep in mind, if you are outdoors this weekend and start feeling fatigued or your muscles start to ache, REMSA says those are signs of dehydration and heat exhaustion.

Written by Adam Rasmussen

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