Broadcasts about these fire and ambulance calls were monitored this past week by the newspaper:
4:30 a.m. — One of two people arrested on suspicion of drug charges after a deputy stopped and searched 1999 Toyota Corolla at 3:39 a.m. at US-50 and Nighthawk Rd. suffered what was described as a panic attack after the arrest. She was checked for breathing issues by medics from Peabody and Hillsboro ambulances but declined to be taken to a hospital. Both suspects were instead booked into Marion County Jail, arriving there at 5:48 a.m. An offense report regarding the incident still has not been released.
7:22 p.m. — A confused 80-year-old woman in the 1100 block of Denver St. in Marion was taken to St. Luke Hospital by Marion ambulance after police were asked by the woman’s daughter to check on her.
8:13 p.m. — A woman with low blood sugar at Hoppy Line in Marion declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance.
8:27 p.m. — A dangling power line at 5th and Topeka Sts. in Lincolnville was monitored by Lincolnville firefighters until the street was barricaded by a city worker.
9:03 p.m. — An 85-year-old man who fell and cut his arm at Salem Homes in Hillsboro was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to Hillsboro Community Hospital.
10:12 p.m. — A 39-year-old woman facing partial amputation of a toe was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to NMC Health, formerly Newton Medical Center.
10:40 a.m. — Burns firefighters briefly were summoned to help Cassoday firefighters, but the call quickly was canceled.
11:59 a.m. — An 80-year-old woman tripped over a cord and hurt her back and hip at a residence in the 600 block of N. Sycamore St. in Peabody was taken by Peabody ambulance to NMC. Peabody firefighters helped lift the patient.
2:14 p.m. — A 69-year-old man feeling faint in a truck parked in the 200 block of W. 7th St. of Florence was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance. First responders from Florence were paged but did not answer.
3:20 p.m. — A 65-year-old man unable to move his arm after falling a few days earlier while walking his dog was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to HCH from an apartment at Oakwood Manor in Hillsboro.
10:58 a.m. — A 70-year-old woman who fell at an Oakwood Manor apartment was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.
12:14 p.m. — A 64-year-old man needing surgery was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to NMC.
12:38 p.m. — A 76-year-old man who fell at a garage in the 600 block of S. Main St. in Hillsboro while returning from a physican’s appointment for treatment of pneumonia was helped up but declined to be taken to a hospital by Hillsboro ambulance.
1:50 p.m. — A motorcyclist injured in a collision with a semitrailer truck in a construction zone less than a mile inside the Marion/Chase County line on US-50 was taken by helicopter to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Florence firefighters and the county’s emergency medical services director were first on the scene. Peabody ambulance and Marion ambulance, returning from Newton, also were dispatched, but Peabody ambulance was told to disregard the call after it reached the accident. Hillsboro ambulance stood by near Canada in case other calls came in.
1:55 p.m. — A jailer transported an inmate to St. Luke Clinic in Marion for an appointment with a physician.
8:23 p.m. — An uninjured 84-year-old man who fell at a residence in the 400 block of Briarwood St. in Hillsboro was helped up. He declined to be taken to a hospital by Hillsboro ambulance.
9:46 p.m. — A medical alarm in the 700 block of W. Grand Ave. in Hillsboro proved to be a false alarm.
4:13 a.m. — A awake but unresponsive 62-year-old man possibly having a stroke at an apartment at 1st and Santa Fe Sts. in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.
9:13 a.m. — A 70-year-old woman who fell out of bed at a residence in the 500 block of S. Cedar St. was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.
3:52 p.m. — An 85-year-man possibly having a heart attack at a residence in the 500 block of N. Popular St. was taken to Wesley by Hillsboro ambulance, which was diverted there by NMC. Peabody ambulance examined and treated the patient until Hillsboro ambulance arrived.
7:37 p.m. — A 96-year-old woman not feeling well was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance on a non-emergency basis back to NMC from Parkside Homes.
9:56 a.m. — An automated alert of a fall at a residence in the 700 block of N. Locust St. in Peabody was determined by Peabody ambulance to be a false alarm.
12:32 p.m. — A fire alarm at Westview Manor in Peabody was determined by Peabody firefighters to be a false alarm.
8:28 p.m. — Three people involved in a two-vehicle accident a mile north of the US-56/77/K-150 roundabout were checked by medics from Marion ambulance. All declined to be taken to a hospital. Marion firefighters helped direct traffic for nearly an hour.
9:22 p.m. — Hillsboro and Lehigh firefighters searched in vain for half an hour for the source of a odor that suggested a natural gas leak along and north of US-56 near the Marion/McPherson County line.
No ambulance or fire calls recorded.
7:49 p.m. — Wood being burned in an alley in the 100 block of S. Birch St. in Hillsboro caught a garage on fire. The blaze was battled for nearly 1½ hours by firefighters from Hillsboro, Marion, and Durham.
9:54 p.m. — A male county jail inmate who fell, hit his head, and suffered what appeared to be a seizure was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.
Last modified July 13, 2022