Broadcasts about these fire and ambulance calls were monitored this past week by the newspaper:
4:21 a.m. — Although relatives tried to cancel a medical alert call, Hillsboro ambulance went to a farmhouse near 120th and Indigo Rds. where a 74-year-old woman had fallen. The woman declined to be taken to a hospital.
6:14 a.m. — A 64-year-old woman who slid off her bed in the 300 block of W. 4th St. in Florence and was too weak to get back up was helped by Marion ambulance attendants. She declined to be taken to a hospital. First responders from Florence also were paged but did not respond.
12:50 p.m. — Burns firefighters were contacted directly by a Burns resident and asked to help lift someone in the 200 block of N. Ohio St. in Burns.
4:44 p.m. — A 67-year-old man, recently released from a hospital after a heart attack, was found holding his head while lying on the floor of Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy. He was taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital by Hillsboro ambulance.
9:16 a.m. — A 102-year-old man reported to be weak and confused at an assisted living unit at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.
9:55 a.m. — Marion ambulance transferred a patient from St. Luke Hospital, Marion, to McPherson Hospital.
2:03 p.m. — A 68-year-old woman with a history of cardiac problems and tightness in her chest was taken by Peabody ambulance to Kansas Medical Center, Andover, from the 200 block of W. 1st St. in Peabody.
3:34 p.m. — A tractor fire in a field near 320th and Diamond Rds. was extinguished by Durham and Roxbury firefighters.
8:45 to 10:30 p.m. — Details of calls involving Tampa and Hillsboro ambulances were not recorded because of problems with the newspaper’s monitoring equipment.
12:21 a.m. — A patient who initially was not breathing was transported by Hillsboro ambulance to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, after being diverted from Newton Medical Center. Other information about the call was not recorded because of problems with monitoring equipment.
9:46 a.m. — A natural gas line ruptured by cable installers in the 100 block of N. Madison St. in Hillsboro was cordoned off by Hillsboro firefighters. Atmos Energy workers already in the area were able to crimp the pipe closed.
3:42 p.m. — A Peabody Health and Rehab patient was transferred to Newton Med by Peabody ambulance.
4:50 p.m. — A second Peabody Health and Rehab patient was transferred to Newton Med by Marion ambulance.
8:50 p.m. — A request to transfer a patient back to Peabody Health and Rehab from Newton Med was referred to the county ambulance director. No ambulance was dispatched.
4:47 a.m. — A man’s fingers stuck between a wheel rim and the bead of a tire at the Ampride station in Peabody were freed by Peabody rescue squad members and ambulance attendants, who then took the man to St. Luke.
6:57 a.m. — A person involved in a one-car accident on US-56 where K-15 turns south declined to be taken to a hospital by Hillsboro ambulance. Hillsboro firefighters also were sent to the accident.
5:48 p.m. — An 87-year-old woman who was reported to be lethargic and with a rapid pulse was taken from Parkside to St. Luke by Hillsboro ambulance.
6:54 p.m. — A 68-year-old woman was returned from Newton Med to Peabody Health and Rehab by Peabody ambulance. Marion ambulance apparently misunderstood the call and briefly attempted to respond, as well.
8:15 p.m. — Lincolnville firefighters could not verify a called-in report of a tornado on the ground south of Lincolnville but sounded city sirens as a precaution.
8:20 p.m. — A series of brief, mistaken soundings of tornado sirens in Marion was blamed on signal wires touching during moderate winds.
9:28 p.m. — A sparking power line on the ground in an alley in the 500 block of S. Lincoln St. in Hillsboro was cordoned off by Hillsboro firefighters until a city electric crew could arrive.
10:43 a.m. — A woman who fell and remained on the ground overnight at a farm east of K-15 on 170th Rd. was taken to Newton Med by Hillsboro ambulance.
10:36 a.m. — A 90-year-old woman with an elevated heart rate was transferred from Hillsboro’s Salem Home to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.
1:14 p.m. — What appeared to be the same patient was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from HCH to Newton Med.
6:32 a.m. — A 95-year-old man who was found lying on a floor overnight at a Salem Homes apartment was taken to Newton Med by Hillsboro ambulance.
11:22 a.m. — A Newton Med patient was transferred to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.
12:32 p.m. — A 66-year-old man who fell and hit his head in the 100 block of E. 2nd St. in Peabody declined to be taken to a hospital by Peabody ambulance.
Last modified Aug. 25, 2021