MedStar says there were six heat related calls on Saturday, and they’re expecting some of the hottest temperatures of the year next week.
Texas heat can be brutal and first responders see the dangerous consequences every day.
MedStar paramedics say they are seeing an average of three heat-related calls every day. They had twelve on Friday.
Emergency crews say heat exhaustion is one of the most common problems. That’s when fatigue, cramping and sweating begins, but it gets even more serious if you stop sweating, that can be deadly.
The Dallas fire department had nearly 40 heat related calls last week.
In anticipation of higher temperatures, the Salvation Army will also be setting up cooling stations across the metroplex on Monday. Those will be open seven days a week from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. starting on Monday. They are located at the shelter in Dallas on Harry Hines and in Fort Worth on Lancaster Avenue.