"I was personally on scene," Tyree said. "It was a substantial event, but we did not have any problems because the State Police and Capitol police assisted us with access to patients."
With FestivALL events this coming weekend and temperatures expected to remain in the mid-80s, Tyree said the fire department will make similar preparations.
"We normally have units providing EMS on scene, and the events coming up on Friday and Saturday on UC's campus are well-attended," Tyree said.
Blues Brews & BBQ Festival will be Friday, and Wine & all that Jazz Festival will be Saturday. Both events are at the University of Charleston
"The best thing people can do is make sure they have a decent meal in, as well as at the event, and definitely keep very well hydrated. Hydration is key -- water being the preference," Tyree said.
Margaret Lieberman, executive director of Fund for the Arts, the organization hosting both events, said the organization would be prepared for 5,000 or so people attending both events.
"We have EMTs there and will be there all the time in case anybody would have health issues. We encourage people to bring shade from the sun -- no umbrellas or tents because they intervene with sight lines," she said. "We encourage people to drink water and that sort of thing."
Tyree said alcohol and long exposure to heat can be dangerous. Tyree said people should take advantage of shady areas, wear cool clothing and drink water.
For tickets and more information on Blues Brews & BBQ Festival, visit www.fundfortheartswv.org/bluesbrewsbbq. For tickets and more information on Wine & All that Jazz, visit www.fundfortheartswv.org/wineandallthatjazz.