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Broadcasts about these fire and ambulance calls were monitored this past week by the newspaper:

FEB. 27

2:25 a.m. — A man with a cough and flu-like symptoms in the 200 block of S. Fuller St. in Goessel declined to be taken to a hospital by Hillsboro ambulance. Goessel first responders, who also were paged, did not answer the call.

10:01 a.m. — After a 911 call to dispatchers was cut off, a resident in the 400 block of N. Ohio St. in Burns reached the Burns city office with a request to be taken to Newton Medical Center. Peabody ambulance transported the patient. Burns first responders also were paged.

8:56 p.m. — A Peabody Health and Rehabilitation Center patient with trouble breathing was taken to Newton Med by Peabody ambulance.

9:35 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance, which responded as a backup to Peabody Health and Rehab, was diverted to the 400 block of N. Olive St. to take a constipated 13-month-old to Newton Med.

FEB. 28

12:48 a.m. — A woman with hip pain from an earlier fall at Parkside Homes was taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital by Hillsboro ambulance, which had difficulty communicating with dispatchers during the call.

3:35 a.m. — What presumably was the same patient was transferred from HCH back to Parkside by Hillsboro ambulance.

5:01 a.m. — A Westview Manor patient with trouble breathing was taken to Newton Med by Peabody ambulance.

6:39 a.m. — A woman who collapsed and appeared to be choking after complaining of a headache was taken from Peabody Market to Via Christi – St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, by Peabody ambulance. The county emergency medical services director met the ambulance on US-50 and rode along. The ambulance originally was to take the patient to Newton but was diverted to Wesley Medical Center then to St. Francis.

THURSDAY

11:59 a.m. — With Hillsboro ambulance in Marion for a meeting, an unresponsive woman who briefly stopped breathing at Hillsboro Senior Center was taken to HCH by Marion ambulance. Two Hillsboro firefighters who also are EMTs helped as first responders.

12:06 p.m. — A 56-year-old woman who was feeling confused at Peabody High School was taken to Newton Med by Peabody ambulance.

4:53 p.m. — A smoldering, unreported controlled burn on Goldenrod Rd. between 270th and 280th Rds. was checked by Durham firefighters.

7:14 p.m. — A player injured during a basketball game at Peabody High School was taken to Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, El Dorado, by Peabody ambulance.

FRIDAY

1:17 a.m. — A fire that engulfed a machine shed near 300th and Timber Rds. and threatened to spread was battled for 3½ hours by firefighters from Lincolnville, Lost Springs, Marion, and Tampa. Tampa ambulance and the county emergency management director also were at the scene.

2:20 a.m. — An elderly woman with a headache and high blood pressure declined to be taken to a hospital from the 100 block of S. Birch St. in Hillsboro. The county emergency medical services director was among those responding with Hillsboro ambulance.

11:18 a.m. — Nine hours later, after telephoning the hospital, the same patient on Birch St. asked to be taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

11:31 a.m. — Burns firefighters assisted with an injury accident just south of the Marion / Butler County line on Purity Springs Rd., which in Marion County is Yarrow Rd.

12:56 p.m. — A grass fire at 40th and Yarrow Rds. was quickly extinguished by Burns firefighters.

2:34 p.m. — Peabody firefighters spent 2½ hours helping Harvey County firefighters battle a fire roughly 19 miles away on SE 36th Rd. near Webb Rd.

3:34 p.m. — Marion firefighters quickly extinguished a small grass fire at the city’s tree dump.

5:39 p.m. — An uninjured 87-year-old man who fell at a residence on Strassburg Dr. at Marion Reservoir declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance.

6:48 p.m. — A fire in a bed at a residence near US-50 and Turkey Creek Rd. was extinguished by Peabody firefighters, who remained on the scene for nearly two hours, with Peabody ambulance providing hydration and support.

11:43 p.m. — A Westview Manor patient complaining of weakness and diarrhea was taken to Newton Med by Peabody ambulance.

SATURDAY

12:53 a.m. — En route back from Newton, Peabody ambulance was redirected to Peabody Health and Rehab to take an unresponsive women with breathing difficulties and dangerous vital signs to Newton Med. Peabody EMTs asked more highly certified Hillsboro ambulance attendants to meet them at Indigo Rd. and US-50 and continue on with them to Newton.

11:32 a.m. — What appeared to be a rekindled controlled burn that was smoldering along 250th Rd. between Indigo and Jade Rds. was extinguished in less than an hour by Hillsboro firefighters.

2:45 p.m. — A small grass fire at the Marion tree dump was extinguished in less than half an hour by Marion firefighters.

4:18 p.m. — Hillsboro firefighters returned to 250th and Indigo Rds. after additional smoke was reported in the area. An hour later, after no smoke was seen for 20 minutes, the firefighters returned to their station.

4:55 p.m. — Marion firefighters returned to the city tree dump for another report of grass on fire. They returned to their station about an hour later.

7:20 p.m. — A motorist involved in a one-vehicle accident at 180th and Jade Rds. declined to be taken to a hospital by Hillsboro ambulance. Hillsboro firefighters also were dispatched.

SUNDAY

10:31 a.m. — Diesel fuel leaking from an excavator that rolled off a military transport at the US-56/77/K-150 roundabout was rendered safe by Marion firefighters, who were alerted by a Florence firefighter. The county emergency management director also responded. Firefighters remained on the scene for 3½ hours. The excavator and trailer were left overnight.

The emergency management director reported at 8:21 p.m. that a military vehicle knocked over a light pole as it left the scene. The pole and downed lines were out of traffic and left to the next day to repair.

11:14 a.m. — A St. Luke patient was transferred to Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita, by Marion ambulance.

11:36 a.m. — A 92-year-old man who a medical alarm company reported had collapsed in a parking lot at Lincoln and Grand Sts. in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

1:01 p.m. — A man suffering abdominal pain at Oakwood Apartments was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

1:50 p.m. — En route back from Wichita, Marion ambulance was re-directed to the 600 block of N. Poplar St. in Peabody. A woman concerned her blood pressure was too high was taken to Newton Med.

2:18 p.m. — A ditch fire near 30th and Mustang Rds. was quickly extinguished by Peabody firefighters who had to search its location, which originally was reported as being three miles away on 60th Rd.

7:05 p.m. — Peabody ambulance was ordered to stand by at its station while police investigated a report of a possibly suicidal person on Olive St. However, the order was canceled two minutes later.

8:15 p.m. — A woman who fell at Marion Assisted Living was helped up by Marion ambulance. She declined to be taken to a hospital.

MONDAY

1:26 a.m. — An errant fire alarm at a Tabor College house in the 400 block of S. Lincoln St. was reset by Hillsboro firefighters.

7:39 a.m. — A diabetic woman shaking too badly to test her blood sugar was taken from the 200 block of E. 9th St. in Peabody to HCH by Peabody ambulance.

8:29 a.m. — A 83-year-old woman experiencing weakness at Marion Assisted Living Center was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

10:16 a.m. — An HCH patient with a cardiac monitor was taken to Newton Med and back by Hillsboro ambulance. The ambulance returned to its station 3½ hours later.

10:53 a.m. — A rekindled brush pile at 40th and Yarrow Rds. was extinguished by Burns firefighters.

11:59 a.m. — A 90-year-old woman who fell and hurt her left hip near 270th and Remington Rds. was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance. Lincolnville first responders also were pages but did not appear to answer.

12:59 p.m. — A 54-year-old woman with chest pains at Westview Manor was transferred to Newton Med by Peabody ambulance.

En route back from Newton with three attendants and a patient on board, Hillsboro ambulance, volunteered to hold at Indigo Rd. and US-50 and rendezvous with Peabody ambulance in case an attendant with advanced certification was required. However, the county emergency medical director canceled this plan and volunteered to drive down from Marion if needed instead. Peabody ambulance proceeded without any assistance to take the patient to Newton Med.

3:23 p.m. — Marion firefighters extinguished another small fire at the city’s tree dump and returned to their station in less than half an hour.

3:53 p.m. — An HCH patient was transferred to Wesley by Hillsboro ambulance. The ambulance was back in its station 2½ hours later.

5:53 p.m. — A grass fire near 100th and Old Mill Rds. was extinguished in less than an hour by Peabody firefighters.

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