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According to fire and ambulance transmissions, monitored by the newspaper:

August 18

1:11 a.m. — Hillsboro fire was called to Cedar Hall at Tabor College for fire alarms going off. They reset the alarms, then were called back an hour later for the same alarms.

8:56 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance transported a patient with a possible hip fracture from Salem Home to Newton Medical Center.

10 a.m. — Marion ambulance and Hillsboro first responders were called to the 700 block of W. B St. in Hillsboro to assist a woman in her 70s whose husband said she had fallen and was having trouble communicating. She was transported to St. Luke Hospital and was later airlifted to Newton Medical.

10:41 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance responded to 100 block of the W. Division St. in Peabody for a man in his 40s with possible heart palpitations. He was transported to Newton Medical.

August 19

9:06 a.m. — Marion ambulance transported a person with a possible hip injury from the 1500 block of Victory Ln. to St. Luke, then later to Newton Medical. Marion fire provided lifting assistance.

4:51 p.m. — Marion ambulance transported a man from Lois Ln. to St. Luke.


11:04 a.m. — Tampa ambulance transported a woman in her 60s complaining of dizziness and increased heart rate from the 200 block of W. Main St. in Lincolnville to St. Luke.

6:28 p.m. — Marion fire responded to the 400 block of N. Freeborn St. for a possible electrical fire.


3:04 a.m. — Marion ambulance transported a patient from an undisclosed location for unspecified symptoms to St. Luke. Calls pertaining to the origin of the transport were not recorded.

4:30 p.m. — Peabody fire responded to a possible gas leak. The location could not be determined from recorded transmissions.

5:07 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance transported a teenage boy from the football practice field east of Hillsboro Elementary School to HCH for a possible broken collarbone.


12:21 a.m. — Hillsboro fire responded to the 100 block of N. Lincoln St. for a possible carbon monoxide leak. Firefighters did not find any leak.

12:40 a.m. — Peabody ambulance transported a patient with unspecified symptoms from the 500 block of N. Walnut St., Marion, to Newton Medical.

6:35 a.m. — Tampa ambulance responded to a house near Al’s Café in Lost Springs for a man who was in the ditch and not feeling well. The man was not transported.

7:45 a.m. — Marion ambulance responded to the 1500 block of E. Lawrence St. at the request of an officer on scene. No reason for the call was recorded, and no patient was transported.

7:54 a.m. — A Peabody first responder and Florence EMT responded to the 200 block of W. 8th St. in Florence for a man with rib pain and sweating profusely. The patient was not transported.

11:10 a.m. — Marion ambulance, then Hillsboro, then Peabody were called to transfer an advanced-life-support patient from St. Luke to Newton Medical, but none had an ALS crew available. Marion ambulance responded to the call one hour later.

2:16 p.m. — Peabody fire responded to the 200 block of Timber Rd. for a controlled burn that got out of hand. The owner then called to say it was under control, but Peabody still responded to make sure it was.

3:06 p.m. — Peabody first responders and Florence ambulance responded to the 300 block of N. Olive St., Peabody, for a woman in her 40s with head pain and who couldn’t keep food down. She was transported to St. Luke.

5:42 p.m. — Lincolnville first responders and Tampa ambulance responded to Lost Springs for reportedly the same man who was not feeling well earlier near Al’s Cafe. A woman called 911 to report that he was outside of his residence near Al’s Café and was supposed to be on oxygen. He was transported to St. Luke.

7:23 p.m. — Marion ambulance reported a man who was blocking part of the 200 block of Roosevelt St. near the hospital.


No calls were recorded.


8:03 a.m. — Durham fire called dispatchers to say that the Durham station alarm that was calling the dispatchers was false because they couldn’t get it off.

7:18 p.m. — Marion ambulance transferred a patient from St. Luke to Wesley.

10:32 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance transported an elderly person who had fallen from near 150th and Quail Creek Rds. to St. Luke.

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