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

FEB. 7

2:11 a.m. — An 84-year-old myelitis patient was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from Hillsboro Community Hospital to McPherson Center for Health. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 3:36 a.m.

3:16 a.m. — A 27-year-old man with trouble breathing in the 200 block of Miller St. in Marion was taken by Marion ambulance to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Marion at 6:04 a.m.

7:07 a.m. — A person with trouble breathing at a farmhouse near 230th and Indigo Rds. declined to be taken to a hospital by Hillsboro ambulance. The county’s ambulance director also responded to the call.

8:09 a.m. — A 90-year-old man who fell at a farmhouse on Bluestem Rd. about two miles north of US-50 was taken to St. Luke Hospital, Marion, by Marion ambulance. The county’s ambulance director also responded. Florence first responders were paged but did not answer.

9:37 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance was called to transfer a Parkside Homes resident who was in pain. After the ambulance arrived, attendants learned that the transfer would be delayed, so they returned to their station.

11:43 a.m. — A 94-year-old woman who fell at a residence in the 300 block of S. Lincoln St. in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

11:48 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance completed the Parkside transfer to HCH.

12:38 p.m. — A 73-year-old woman with bruised and swollen legs after falling several days earlier at Grand Oaks Apartments in Hillsboro was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to HCH.

2:33 p.m. — An 84-year-old woman who texted someone that she had fallen and was not feeling well was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to HCH from the 100 block of N. Wilson St. in Hillsboro. The county’s ambulance director also responded to the call.

10:02 p.m. — A 19-year-old with chest pains on the Tabor College men’s quad was examined by Hillsboro ambulance attendants for nearly an hour and a half before apparently declining to be taken to a hospital. Dispatchers had to provide a detailed description of how to reach the men’s quad.

10:26 p.m. — With Hillsboro ambulance still on its call to Tabor College, Marion ambulance was dispatched to Parkside Homes assisted living for a female patient who asked to be taken to HCH, the name of which an attendant misspoke, calling it “Holton Community Hospital.”

FEB. 8

12:27 p.m. — A patient who showed up at the Hillsboro ambulance station was taken to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 2:38 p.m.

6:26 p.m. — A 65-year-old woman with possible complications from a hip replacement was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke from a farmhouse near 250th and Pawnee Rds.

10 p.m. — A St. Luke patient was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance to Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 1:47 p.m.

THURSDAY

6:33 a.m. — A 61-year-old woman who fell down stairs and broke her leg at a residence in the 500 block of S. Buller St. in Goessel was taken to NMC Health, formerly Newton Medical Center, by Hillsboro ambulance. The county’s ambulance director evaluated the patient before the ambulance arrived. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 8:16 a.m.

2:22 p.m. — A smoke alarm in the 300 block of S. Buller St. in Goessel was determined by Goessel firefighters to have been caused by a defective Nest detector.

10:15 p.m. — An 86-year-old man experience weakness after changing medications and falling at a residence in the 200 block of S. Date St. in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance. Hillsboro first responders also were dispatched.

FRIDAY

12:59 a.m. — A shed fully engulfed in flames, a burning utility pole, and downed electric lines sent Peabody and Florence to an alley of the 700 block of N. Walnut St. in Peabody. Burns firefighters also were dispatched but were told before arriving to disregard the call. Firefighters concentrated on protecting adjacent buildings and remained on the scene for 2½ hours. Peabody ambulance and the county’s emergency manager also were dispatched.

9:08 a.m. — At a physician’s request, an apparently uninjured 87-year-old woman who fell the night before at a residence in the 500 block of Columbus St. in Tampa was taken to St. Luke by Tampa ambulance.

9:52 a.m. — An unconscious 15-year-old girl who suffered a seizure at Goessel High School was taken to Wesley by Hillsboro ambulance. Goessel first responders and the county’s ambulance director also responded. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 12:34 p.m.

10:52 a.m. — Peabody, Florence, and Walton firefighters spent more than 3½ hours battling a grass fire just across the Harvey County line near Kanza Rd. and US-50.

12:09 p.m. — An 82-year-old woman who thought she suffered a stroke overnight at a residence in the 900 block of Marion St. in Florence was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance. Florence first responders were paged but did not answer.

2:25 p.m. — A 77-year-old woman who fell at a residence in the 500 block of Topeka St. in Lincolnville declined to be taken to a hospital. Lincolnville first responders were paged by did not answer. Tampa ambulance, Marion ambulance, and the county’s ambulance director all responded to the call.

5:10 p.m. — Marion firefighters staged a controlled burn at 170th and Sunflower Rds.

SATURDAY

4:41 a.m. — An 86-year-old man experiencing weakness after falling and lying on a bathroom floor for more than two hours at a residence in the 200 block of S. Date St. in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

9:11 a.m. — At a physician’s request, an 83-year-old woman with low pressure was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from Bethesda Home in Goessel to NMC Health. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 10:48 a.m.

12:46 p.m. — A 74-year-old woman was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to Susan B. Allen Hospital in El Dorado. The ambulance returned to Marion at 3:18 p.m.

12:53 p.m. — A small grass fire that started on US-56 near Upland Rd. was extinguished within 15 minutes by Marion firefighters.

1:55 p.m. — A tree fire in the 200 block of E. 6th St. in Florence was extinguished in about an hour by Florence firefighters.

2:04 p.m. — A two-acre grass fire near K-15 and 70th Rd. was brought under control within half an hour by Goessel firefighters, who remained on the scene for another half hour.

3:07 p.m. — A grass fire near 180th and Sumac/Sunset Rds. was brought under control within half an hour by Marion firefighters, who spent an additional half an hour at the scene.

4:27 p.m. — A diabetic 58-year-old woman who fainted at a residence near 250th and Sunflower Rds. declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance.

11:45 p.m. — A 90-year-old man with trouble breathing was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from Parkside Homes to HCH.

SUNDAY

12:19 a.m. — A 49-year-old woman who fell and injured her head, possibly because of a medication interaction, was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke from the 200 block of W. 6th St. in Florence.

1:24 p.m. — A small grass fire at a Marion Cove campsite at Marion Reservoir was extinguished within 20 minutes by Marion firefighters.

3:45 p.m. — A woman injured in a one-car rollover on US-56/77 north of 270th Rd. was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance. What initially was thought to be a second victim ended up being a dog. Also dispatched, at least initially, were Tampa and Hillsboro ambulances, Marion rescue squad, Lincolnville firefighters and first responders, and a helicopter ambulance. Calls for all units except Marion ambulance and the Lincolnville units eventually were canceled.

5:07 p.m. — An unconscious 35-year-old woman with abnormal breathing was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to HCH from Parkside Homes. Marion ambulance also responded to the call.

5:55 p.m. — A 77-year-old man suffering chest pains after repeated falls at a residence in the 500 block of N. Cedar St. in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

7:28 p.m. — A 57-year-old woman with trouble breathing at Homestead Senior Residences in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance. Hillsboro ambulance initially was dispatched as well.

9:49 p.m. — A 75-year-old woman with shortness of breath was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from HCH to NMC Health. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 11:44 p.m.

10:41 p.m. — A rekindled fire in a brush pile near NE 96th and Harvest Hill Rds. a mile into Harvey County was extinguished in less than an hour by Peabody firefighters.

MONDAY

2:09 a.m. — A 2-year-old boy with pneumonia was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to Wesley. The ambulance returned to Marion at 5:08 a.m.

1:56 p.m. — A 33-year-old woman with pneumonia was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to NMC Health.

3:10 p.m. — Grass and pallets on fire north of Donahue Manufacturing near K-15 and 290th Rd. were extinguished in about 1½ hours by Durham firefighters. Tampa firefighters were paged four times for assistance before Tampa’s fire chief, not in the area, made telephone calls to arrange for a Tampa truck to respond, as well.

Last modified Feb. 15, 2023

 

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