With temperatures at more than 115 degrees, the fire
department, emergency vehicles and police officers are prepared to help; even
the Regional Transportation Commission that runs and operates the city buses
has taken measures to avoid tragic endings by having back-up vehicles to assist
in case of malfunction on any bus route in the city.
Metro Police seems to be on the lookout for people in
distress at bus stops, on the Strip, and around the homeless corridors.
Hundreds of people have been assisted by emergency
personnel, including more than 200 on-site at the Vans Warped Tour concert at
the Silverton Hotel Casino, where another three dozen people were transported
to local hospitals for treatments of heat-related injuries.
In a press release issued over the weekend, the
Regional Transportation Commission explained that their vision is to provide a
safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances
mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors.
Some areas of Las Vegas were without power on Sunday,
but most people were expecting power shortages to occur due to the weather.
These types of outages typically happen and are
expected during extreme heat, because of generators becoming overheated.
In another part of the city, an elderly man was found
dead in his home Saturday afternoon after paramedics responded to a
heat-related call to a home that had no air-conditioning.
Fire officials say the man had medical issues, which
were aggravated by the heat. The Clark County coroner will have the official
cause of death in the next few days.
Demand for The Clark County coroner
emergency services required the county to call in the other jurisdictions’ fire
departments and local ambulance companies.