For the third day in a row a medical heat alert was issued for Tulsa. EMSA officials report medics worked five suspected heat-related calls as of 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. If crews work five or more of those calls within a 24-hour period, the alert is sent out. “Thus far in 2018, EMSA medics have responded to 240 suspected heat-related illness calls in the Tulsa area,” EMSA officials said. “In 2017 medics responded to a total of 237 suspected heat-related illness calls in and around Tulsa.” The high today is expected to be around 95 degrees. EMSA urges residents to have a plan to stay safe in the heat. EMSA tips for staying healthy in the heat: PRE-HYDRATION is key in preventing heat-related illness. Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to and during long exposure to the summer heat. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide brimmed hat if working outdoors and take plenty of shade breaks. No alcohol or caffeine. If you do not have air conditioning, find a cooling station or public space (such as libraries or malls) during the day. Also, don’t limit your air conditioning. If you are concerned about your electric bill, call PSO or 211. They have programs that could possibly help you. Use the buddy system if working outdoors and check on elderly neighbors. Keep a cell phone on you at all times when outdoors, including walking, running daily errands, yard work or sports and physical activity.