EMSA officials hope for safe Opening Night

Dress warmly, don't overindulge, Oklahoma City ambulance officials advise.
Oklahoman Modified: December 30, 2013 at 5:46 pm •  Published: December 31, 2013

Officials with the Emergency Medical Services Authority said they are hopeful New Year's Eve revelers this year will be as safe as they were last year.

EMSA spokeswoman Lara O'Leary said that during last year's Opening Night event, crews made only 13 patient transports out of the area.

That's a remarkably low number, O'Leary said, given that more than 50,000 people were in attendance.

“It's a real testament to the people of Oklahoma City,” O'Leary said.

One of the calls was for a bar fight, she said, and the rest were medical calls.

EMSA officials urge this year's eventgoers to dress warmly, moderate their alcohol consumption and call 911 in the event of an emergency.

The National Weather Service forecasts a low of 32 degrees Tuesday night, with mostly clear skies and wind gusts from the south up to 21 mph.



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