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These radio dispatches to Marion County firefighters and emergency medical technicians were monitored in the seven days that ended at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

JULY 12

10:26 a.m. — Florence emergency medical technicians transported an 85-year-old female with difficulty breathing to St. Luke Hospital from the 200 block of West 11th Street. Shortly thereafter, a patient was transported by LifeTeam helicopter from St. Luke to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

10:40 a.m. — Marion fire and ambulance crews were dispatched for hay bales on fire from a swather one mile west and one mile south of town. The last units returned to quarters at 4 p.m.

10:34 p.m. — Although there was no fire, Hillsboro firefighters were requested by Westar electric crews to stand by in the 1900 block of North Adams Street for reports of a downed power line. Firefighters remained on the scene until 11:15 p.m.

10:42 p.m. — Marion ambulance was paged to St. Luke to transfer a patient to Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.

Firefighters were notified of controlled burns 11 times during the day.

JULY 13

7:13 a.m. — Marion ambulance and Burns first responders were sent to an address on Wagonwheel Road for an 86-year-old female who had activated a medical panic button but did not answer a monitoring company’s calls. First responders attempted to cancel the ambulance at 7:32 a.m., saying the button had been activated accidentally. However, the ambulance continued on to get a signature indicating refusal of treatment. The ambulance returned to its station at 8:36 a.m.

3:05 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance was dispatched to the Wichita airport to transport a patient from there to Newton Medical Center. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 7:10 p.m.

4:37 p.m. — Marion ambulance transported a 58-year-old female with chest pains from the 700 block of Main St. in Florence to St. Luke. Florence first responders also were paged but apparently did not respond.

6:27 p.m. — Marion ambulance was dispatched to the 400 block of South Washington Street in Hillsboro to transport a lethargic 67-year-old diabetic female to Hillsboro Community Hospital. Hillsboro EMTs also were paged as first responders. The ambulance returned to Marion at 7:50 p.m.

6:38 p.m. — Marion’s second ambulance was dispatched to St. Luke for an emergency transport of a patient and a nurse to St. Joseph Hospital, Wichita.

Firefighters were notified of controlled burns two times during the day.

THURSDAY

9:16 a.m. — Burns fire was dispatched to a vehicle fire at 170th and Kickapoo roads.

10:26 a.m. — Marion ambulance and fire were dispatched to the 300 block of Elm Street for help lifting a reportedly uninjured female patient.

3:25 p.m. — An ambulance crew assisted with the airlift of a patient to Wesley Medical Center. Details were not available.

Firefighters were notified of controlled burns three times during the day.

FRIDAY

2:31 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance and Goessel first responders were dispatched to 90th Road, just west of K-15, for reports of an unresponsive 20-year-old male lying in the road. Upon arrival, EMTs reported that they would not be transporting anyone to a hospital. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 3:38 a.m.

8:29 a.m. — Peabody ambulance transported a patient to Newton Medical Center.

1:16 p.m. — Marion ambulance made an emergency transfer of a patient from St. Luke to Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Marion at 4:44 p.m.

1:32 p.m. — After first paging Hillsboro, dispatchers sent Peabody ambulance to a one-vehicle rollover accident, reportedly with no injuries, on 120th Road just east of Limestone Road. Upon arrival, EMTs reported that they would not be transporting anyone to a hospital.

5:58 p.m. — Marion ambulance transported to St. Luke a 49-year-old male who briefly lost consciousness at the Marion Country Club swimming pool.

Firefighters were notified of controlled burns one time during the day.

SATURDAY

9:53 a.m. — Peabody ambulance was dispatched to an oil leak at 110th and Pawnee roads. Details were not available. However, the ambulance did go to Marion after the call and did not return to Peabody until 11:29 a.m.

11:04 a.m. — Marion ambulance and Lincolnville first responders were dispatched to the 2700 block of Remington Road to help a reportedly uninjured 95-year-old male back to his feet after a fall. The ambulance ended up transporting the patient to St. Luke. Marion fire was then dispatched to the hospital to deal with a gasoline leak reported by the ambulance crew.

2:08 p.m. — Marion ambulance was dispatched to Newton Medical Center to transport a patient to St. Luke. The ambulance returned to its station at 4:15 p.m.

5:10 p.m. — Hillsboro fire and ambulance were dispatched to E Street near Ampride for a leaking gas meter. After contacting Atmos Energy, all units returned to their quarters at 5:27 p.m. The Hillsboro fire chief returned to the scene at Atmos’ request at 6:15 p.m.

5:28 p.m. — Marion ambulance was dispatched to St. Luke for a non-emergency transfer to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis Street, Wichita.

6:35 p.m. — Hillsboro fire and ambulance were dispatched to a one-vehicle rollover with injuries at 250th and Chisholm Trail. A 54-year-old female with back pain and a small gash on her foot and 23-year-old male with no reported symptoms were transported to Hillsboro Community Hospital.

10:04 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance was dispatched to Hillsboro Community Hospital for a transfer to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis Street, Wichita. Although EMTs had not planned to do so, at the request of a doctor at the Hillsboro hospital red light and siren were used for the run. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 12:52 a.m. Sunday.

Firefighters were notified of controlled burns two times during the day.

SUNDAY

8:58 a.m. — Marion fire was dispatched to a hale baler on fire on Nighthawk Road between 170th and 180th roads.

3:01 p.m. — Marion fire was dispatched to a quarter-mile east of 1920 230th Road to extinguish grass set ablaze by a trash fire.

5:08 p.m. — Lincolnville fire was dispatched a grass fire at 1912 276th Road.

6:00 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance reported examining a child who had stubbed his or her toe.

MONDAY

10:42 a.m. — Lincolnville fire was dispatched to 290th and Timber roads, 2½ miles west of Lincolnville, for a pasture fire out of control and headed for a cow shed. Marion and Lost Springs fire were added as mutual-aid responders at 10:51 a.m. after reports of a barn on fire were received.

5 p.m. — Florence ambulance as first responders and Peabody ambulance were dispatched to Johnson’s General Store in Florence for a 47-year-old male with possible heatstroke. Upon arrival, EMTs reported that they would not be transporting anyone to a hospital. The ambulances were reported back in quarters at 5:52 p.m.

6:10 p.m. — Florence ambulance was dispatched to the same location, with the same patient now complaining of stomach pains. The ambulance transported the patient to El Dorado Hospital. The ambulance returned to Florence at 7:40 p.m.

6:37 p.m. — Florence fire was dispatched to 80th and Wagonwheel roads for a brome pasture on fire. Peabody ambulance also was dispatched. Firefighters remained on the scene until 8:05 p.m.

Firefighters were notified of controlled burns one time during the day.

Last modified July 21, 2011

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