So far July’s heat wave in Bakersfield as seen 24 days in triple-digits, and Hall Ambulance responding to 23 heat related emergency calls. Mark Corum says they do prepare by adding staff when it gets this hot out, but people need to pay attention an stay hydrated because Bakersfield is a “concrete jungle”. One man died at Kern Medical this month after he came in with a temperature of 111 degrees.

David Martin