Warrior fans suffer medical emergencies at parade, SF Fire responds

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The San Francisco Department responded to multiple medical emergencies during the Monday Golden State Warriors championship parade. The event celebrated the franchise’s fourth title in the last eight seasons. 

“Yes, we saw elevated call volume at the parade route,” SF Fire Lieutenant Jonathan Baxter said. “We had extra staffing to facilitate responses. No major injuries or issues at this time. Most issues were heat-related.”

Warriors fans being transported by paramedics in ATVs

SF Fire has responded to different medical situations, including heart attacks, heat strokes, and physical trauma. Most of the injuries were related to heat and dehydration. There were no major injuries or issues reported. 

“San Francisco is unusually warm so stay hydrated with WATER, that means supplementing alcohol and energy drinks with water,” an SF Fire spokesperson said.

San Francisco temperatures rose to as high as 75 degrees on Monday. A week’s hot temperatures along the coast are predicted to be at least 70 degrees until Friday. 

The heat wave is part of the massive heat dome expected to impact most of the country.