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These broadcasts regarding fire and ambulance calls were monitored this past week by the newspaper:

JUNE 27

10:36 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance transferred a patient from Hillsboro Community Hospital to Newton Medical Center.

2:31 p.m. — Marion ambulance transferred a patient from St. Luke Clinic to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

JULY 28

7:51 a.m. — A diabetic woman who was breathing but would not wake up in the 100 block of E. 9th St. in Florence was taken to Newton Medical Center by Marion ambulance. A first responder from Florence also answered the call.

10:42 a.m. — A child fell from his bicycle near 6th and Vine Sts. in Peabody. Hillsboro ambulance was dispatched to check him out, but two Peabody police officers arrived five minutes later and canceled the ambulance.

4:18 p.m. — A breathing but unresponsive, cold, and clammy patient at Westview Manor, Peabody, was taken to Newton Medical Center by Marion ambulance.

4:42 p.m. — A field fire on 340th Rd. between Nighthawk and Old Mill Rds. was extinguished in less than 40 minutes by Lost Springs firefighters.

4:46 p.m. — A man with difficulty breathing was take from near 180th and Goldenrod Rds. to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

7:15 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance responded to a death, possibly from an aneurism, in the 100 block of A St.

7:57 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance transferred a patient from HCH to Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.

THURSDAY

10:41 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance was sent to St. Luke Hospital for a paramedic transfer to Wesley Medical Center. The ambulance did not leave St. Luke until 11:47 a.m., arrived at Wesley at 12:36 p.m., but had to return some items to St. Luke afterward and did not make it back to Hillsboro until 2:55 p.m.

FRIDAY

12:51 a.m. — Goessel firefighters were summoned to Bethesda Home for a possible electrical problem but returned to their station 14 minutes later.

1:30 a.m. — A patient who fell earlier in the day at Bethesda Home and later began hallucinating was taken to Newton Medical by Hillsboro ambulance.

2:35 p.m. — Peabody firefighters and rescue squad members, Marion and Hillsboro ambulances, and Florence first responders were dispatched to what turned out to be a one-car, double-fatality accident near 10th and Timber Rds. A minute after the initial call, Peabody ambulance reported that it was back in service and would respond. Hillsboro ambulance then stood down.

3:17 p.m. — Responding from the accident at the southern county line, Marion ambulance went to St. Luke to transfer a patient to Via Christi – St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Marion at 6:56 p.m.

5:31 p.m. — A two-vehicle accident, erroneously reported as being a head-on collision, five miles east of Hillsboro on US-56 drew an initial response from Hillsboro ambulance, rescue squad, and firefighters. The ambulance asked for Marion ambulance also to be dispatched, but Tampa ambulance was dispatched instead because Marion ambulance had not yet returned from its previous call. Within four minutes, however, a responder already on the scene reported no apparent serious injuries, and Tampa ambulance was told to stand down. No patient was transported.

SATURDAY

10:43 a.m. — A man thought to be suffering a heart attack at Marion Reservoir’s Cottonwood Point was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

SUNDAY

12:11 a.m. — Garbled transmissions indicate Peabody ambulance responded to a call and took a patient to St. Francis in Wichita, meeting a Harvey County ambulance in Newton along the way.

2:41 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance was sent to St. Luke Hospital for a paramedic transfer to Wesley. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 5:56 p.m.

6:26 p.m. — A 56-year-old man reported to be sweaty and clammy in the 500 block of N. Cedar St. was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

7:17 p.m. — A man who fell in the 200 block of 140th Rd., northeast of Cedar Point in Chase County, was taken to St. Luke by Florence ambulance. The ambulance had some difficulty locating the address but arrived at 7:34 p.m., left for St. Luke at 7:59 p.m., arrived there at 8:11 p.m., and was back in Peabody at 8:47 p.m.

10:46 p.m. — Marion ambulance transferred a patient from St. Luke to Newton Medical.

MONDAY

12:26 p.m. — Marion ambulance transferred a patient from St. Luke to Newton Medical.

5:41 p.m. — A county jail inmate with chest pains was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

Last modified July 6, 2017

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