Heat-Related Calls Down This Summer

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – When it comes to heat related calls, the summer of 2013 has been a quiet one compared to 2012.

Last year, MedStar responded to 344 heat-related calls from May to September.

With another two months to go, MedStar has responded to 200 fewer calls so far in 2013.

For the most part, temperatures have been cooler in 2013, which has led to fewer-heat related emergencies.

But as August begins, that could change.  On the first day of the month, MedStar responded to five heat related calls.

“Each day that its above 100, it makes it worse for all the people out there,” says MedStar paramedic Marshall Sharp.

At the Dallas Mayor’s Back To School Fair, Dallas Fire and Rescue treated eight people for heat-related problems.

EMS crews warn not to take the heat for granted and remind everyone to stay hydrated…

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