Extra Alarm Ambulance Response for Chicago Marathon: Multiple Runners Suffering Heat Exhaustion

At about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Chicago Fire Department has called for an
extra alarm for ambulances from Chicago and neighboring suburbs,
including fire departments from Central Stickney, Evanston, Niles, North
Palos Hills, North Riverside, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Skokie, Summit, and
Willow Springs. Over ten ambulances have beeen summoned to Chicago.

Multiple runners are reported down at 18th and Ashland Avenue

A full arrrest (cardiac arrest) has also been reported at 15th and
Ashland Avenue.

Balboa and Lake Shore Drive has also been reported as a high incident

The main staging area for ambulances has been setup at Cermak and
Morgan. Fire departments Division 9 and Division 3 are responders.

Runners are being transported to nearest hospitals.

Keywords: dehydration, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, collapse, heat

— mb