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DISPATCHES

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

AUG. 30

12:17 a.m. — At a law enforcement officer’s request, Marion ambulance attendants drew blood from a county jail inmate.

3:02 a.m. — A man with cuts on his head and arms after a disturbance at Oakwood Manor apartments in Hillsboro was checked by Hillsboro ambulance attendants but taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital by a Hillsboro police officer. The officer had been dispatched along with two sheriff’s deputies to investigate reports of screaming and a person banging on windows of apartment doors.

9:46 a.m. — An 83-year-old woman with chest pains and cold sweats in the 200 block of W. 2nd St. in Peabody was taken to NMC Health, formerly Newton Medical Center, by Hillsboro ambulance. A lone attendant in Peabody ambulance tended to the patient for 13 minutes before the arrival of Hillsboro ambulance, which returned to its station at 1:18 p.m.

5:25 p.m. — A 48-year-old woman who hurt her previously injured neck in a fall from a porch swing in the 100 block of S. Birch St. in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

6:16 p.m. — An approximately 50-year-old man inexplicably drifting in and out of consciousness in the 200 block of W. 3rd St. in Florence was examined by Marion ambulance attendants but opted to drive himself to St. Luke Hospital, Marion. Florence first responders were paged but did not answer.

7:20 p.m. — A 30-year-old woman suffering multiple seizures in the 100 block of W. 3rd St. in Florence was taken to NMC Health by Marion ambulance. Florence first responders were paged but did not answer.

AUG. 31

8:17 a.m. — A 54-year-old woman suspected of having a heart attack in the 200 block of W. 6th St. in Florence was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke. Florence first responders were paged but did not answer.

9:23 p.m. — A 30-year-old woman having seizures in the 100 block of W. 3rd St. in Florence was taken to NMC Health by Marion ambulance, which returned to Marion at 11:41 p.m.

9:49 p.m. — A 67-year-old woman who fell at Indian Guide apartments in Peabody was helped up by a Peabody ambulance attendant and a Peabody police officer.

When only one ambulance attendant from Peabody responded to the call, Hillsboro ambulance also was dispatched. So was the police officer because the alarm company that made the call was uncertain whether the woman’s door was unlocked.

Together, they were able to help the woman to bed and canceled the call for Hillsboro ambulance, which returned to Hillsboro at 10:19 p.m.

THURSDAY

12:39 a.m. — A 48-year-old woman suffering from seizures and an electrolyte imbalance was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from HCH to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. The ambulance left for Wesley at 1:25 a.m. and returned to Hillsboro at 3:29 a.m.

6:07 p.m. — Peabody ambulance stood by during a Peabody-Burns Middle School football game until 6:57 p.m.

9:27 p.m. — A 68-year-old man with low blood sugar in the 500 block of N. B St. in Ramona was taken by Tampa ambulance to Herington Hospital. The ambulance returned to Tampa at 11:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

12:29 a.m. — A backyard fire inside a stock tank in the 400 block of N. Pine St. in Peabody was extinguished in less than 15 minutes by Peabody firefighters.

1:50 a.m. — A 29-year-old woman complaining of arm pain and a racing heartbeat in the 300 block of S. Kennedy St. in Hillsboro was taken to NMC Health by Hillsboro ambulance, which returned to Hillsboro at 3:16 p.m.

3:30 p.m. — An elderly woman whom a friend talking to her on the phone thought might be having a seizure in the 100 block of N. Freeborn St. in Marion declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance.

4:34 p.m. — An 83-year-old Pilsen man unable to walk after receiving an implanted defibrillator was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke at his physician’s request.

6:10 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance stood by during a Goessel High School football game, returning to its station at 9:53 p.m. Goessel first responders also were on standby at the football field.

6:46 p.m. — Peabody ambulance stood by during a Peabody-Burns High School football game, returning to its station at 9:28 p.m.

6:47 p.m. — Peabody firefighters assisted with a controlled burn near US-50 and Jade Rd. until 8:53 p.m.

10:43 p.m. — An uninjured 64-year-old woman who fell in the 200 block of S. Lincoln St. in Hillsboro was helped up by Hillsboro ambulance attendants, who requested additional help from Hillsboro firefighters. The woman declined to be taken to a hospital.

SATURDAY

10:57 a.m. — A 77-year-old man in pain after an earlier fall was taken by Peabody ambulance to NMC Health from the 600 block of N. Elm St. in Peabody. Hillsboro ambulance was called to help lift the patient but turned back after a several Peabody firefighters responded to a previously unanswered page for lifting assistance.

11:31 a.m. — An 84-year-old woman unable to stand because of knee pain was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke from the 500 block of N. Coble St.

12:38 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance stood by during a Tabor College football game until 3:34 p.m.

12:55 p.m. — Marion ambulance initially was assigned but Hillsboro ambulance traded assignments and responded to a report of an elderly woman who fell at Grand Oaks Apartments in Hillsboro. Hillsboro firefighters were called to help lift the woman, but she declined to be taken to a hospital. Hillsboro ambulance then went back to the football game, and Marion ambulance returned to Marion.

2 p.m. — A reportedly intoxicated 35-year-old man who also may have taken a drug or medication and was found lying on the ground in the 200 block of N. Sycamore St. in Peabody was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

7:33 p.m. — A 90-year-old woman was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance on her physician’s orders from Parkside Homes to HCH.

8:06 p.m. — A second Parkside resident — a 100-year-old woman suffering from confusion and with bloody urine — was transferred to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

SUNDAY

4:10 a.m. — A 39-year-old woman having trouble breathing in the 200 block of N. Roosevelt St. was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

9:46 p.m. — A 100-year-old woman who fell out of bed at Parkside Homes assisted living was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to HCH at her physician’s request.

10:33 p.m. — Marion ambulance originally told dispatchers it would travel to Newton Airport, pick up an air ambulance crew, and take the crew to St. Luke for a transfer. Half an hour later, the ambulance announced that it would be taking the patient directly from St. Luke to Newton Airport on an emergency basis without first picking up the crew. The ambulance was back in Marion at 12:34 a.m.

MONDAY

1:01 a.m. — A dizzy, elderly woman having trouble seeing at a residence on Kruse Dr. at Eastshore was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance. The dispatch included a phrase that had been used in the past as code words to indicate COVID-19 was suspected. Marion ambulance initially asked for assistance from Hillsboro ambulance but was told advanced life support would be available only at St. Luke.

7:06 a.m. — A child called dispatchers to report that his 41-year-old mother had been throwing up all night at a public housing complex in the 100 block of E. 9th St. in Florence and could not move. Florence first responders were paged but did not answer. Marion ambulance evaluated the patient as being in life-threatening condition and called for a driver from Florence firefighters to assist in taking her on an emergency basis to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, arriving at 8:35 a.m. and returning to Marion at 10:06 a.m. for supplies. The ambulance then returned to Florence for a Labor Day parade and finally was back in its station at 11:38 a.m.

7:26 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance initially was dispatched to a second residence, literally next door to where Marion ambulance was responding, for a report of a medical alarm activated by a 79-year-old woman who was lying on the floor. Still handling the first call, Marion ambulance interceded, said the woman merely needed help getting up, and canceled the call to Hillsboro ambulance. Florence first responders again were paged but did not answer. The woman declined to be taken to a hospital.

12:10 p.m. — Hillsboro firefighters spent more than two hours extinguishing a smoldering fire in corn stored at a Cooperative Grain and Supply facility at US-56 and Kanza Rd. Hillsboro ambulance provided rehabilitation for three firefighters. Marion and Florence firefighters initially were dispatched but were told to disregard the call.

1:41 p.m. — A 93-year-old woman who fell and hurt her head and arm at Marion Assisted Living was taken to NMC Health by Marion ambulance. The ambulance was back in its quarters at 4:08 p.m.

5:42 p.m. — A 61-year-old woman who suffered a stroke was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to NMC Health. The ambulance returned to Marion at 7:33 p.m. and relieved Tampa ambulance, which had been dispatched in its stead to stand by at Marion’s football field during a game. Marion ambulance was back in its quarters at 7:58 p.m.

6:30 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance stood by at Hillsboro’s stadium during a football game. The ambulance returned to its station at 8:16 p.m.

11:48 p.m. — A driver who was stopped by police two hours at A and Main Sts. in Hillsboro was taken by police to Hillsboro’s ambulance station for a blood test.

11:51 p.m. — A 51-year-old man with sepsis was transferred from HCH to Wesley after Hillsboro ambulance completed its blood draw. The ambulance arrived at HCH at 12:11 a.m. and left for Wichita at 12:37 a.m.

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