Extreme heat keeps first responders busy

Posted: 5:21 PM, Jun 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-18 11:26:13Z

MILWAUKEE -- There was no break from the brutal heat Sunday across southeast Wisconsin.

Many were still out having fun in the sun and first responders were busy. 

Bell Ambulance says heat related calls are up 20 to 30 percent this weekend.

They brought in extra staff to answer the increase in calls.

“What are the most common heat-related calls you guys are receiving?” TODAY’S TMJ4 asked.

“We’re getting right now a heat exposure so people are getting weak, they’re getting dehydrated because they’re sweating too much," Scott Mickelsen with Bell Ambulance said.

So to help each truck is stocked with lots of hydration not only for families but also for crews.

With temperatures dipping into the 90's it didn't stop baseball players from playing the game they love at Humboldt Park. Wyatt Wilderman says the heat is great for hitting.

 “As far as the hot weather goes, yeah this is definitely our hottest game so far,” Wilderman said.

"Oh yeah, I enjoy. As a guy who swings the bat I would rather it be super hot than super cold.”

And it's also great for taking a dip in the pool.

“I’m actually probably enjoying it more than him,” Jonathan Friedland said while holding his son.

“It feels good, we’re cooling off. We can’t stay inside with the AC all day right.”

Bell Ambulance says they'll have extra crews Monday as they're also expecting another hot day they're urging everyone to stay hydrated as this heat wave passes by.