Broadcasts about these fire and ambulance calls were monitored this past week by the newspaper:
12:05 a.m. — A grass fire near railroad tracks between US-50 and East Lake Rd. was extinguished by Peabody firefighters.
1:54 p.m. — A dispatcher reported a field fire on 40th Rd. between Old Mill and Pawnee Rds. and paged Peabody fire. Due to a shortage of responders, Peabody chief Mark Penner requested help from Florence fire while he responded with a brush truck. Additional Peabody firefighters responded shortly thereafter, and the two departments took a little over an hour to extinguish the blaze.
8:16 p.m. — A woman who fell in the 100 block of Eisenhower Dr. was taken to St. Luke Hospital by Marion ambulance. Marion firefighters assisted.
10:36 p.m. — A woman who fell on K-15 between 160th and 170th Rds. was examined by Hillsboro ambulance personnel. She was not taken to a hospital. Goessel firefighters assisted.
10:54 p.m. — A patient at Westview Manor reported to be semiconscious was taken to Newton Medical Center by Peabody ambulance.
11:18 p.m. — A sheriff’s deputy at the site of a reported domestic disturbance on 120th Rd. between K-15 and Chisholm Trail Rds. requested EMS for a person with a head contusion. Marion ambulance was dispatched, but was diverted to a call at Salem Home when Hillsboro ambulance reported it was available. Hillsboro ambulance reported the person refused transportation to a hospital.
11:20 p.m. — Tampa ambulance was dispatched for a patient with minor chest pains at Salem Home in Hillsboro, but terminated its response when the call was transferred to Marion ambulance. A Hillsboro first responder arrived at Salem Home and conducted an initial assessment of the patient. Marion ambulance took the patient to Hillsboro Community Hospital.
10:19 a.m. — Multiple calls reporting burning rags on K-15 gave conflicting information on their location, alternately placing them about a mile south of Durham and north of US-56 between 210th and 220th Rds. Durham firefighters did not find anything immediately south of Durham. The second person to report the burning rags contacted dispatchers a second time to report that she was at the site where the rags had been burning between 210th and 220th Rds., saying that the rags had blown off the road and were no longer burning. Durham firefighters arrived at her location and noted evidence of burn marks in the roadway and confirmed there was no fire.
12:20 p.m. — Lincolnville firefighters en route to a grass fire about a mile east of 280th Rd. east of US-77 that was possibly threatening a gas well asked a dispatcher to contact the reporting party to get information on the size and speed of the fire, as the department was short-handed and might need mutual aid. The individual reported the well was not in danger and the fire was almost out. Lincolnville firefighters arrived and extinguished the remaining flames.
1:29 p.m. — A back yard fire in the 700 block of Locust St. took Peabody firefighters less than 10 minutes to put out.
5:15 p.m. — A woman who fell and was complaining of pain in the 400 block of N. Ash St. was examined by Hillsboro ambulance personnel. The woman refused transportation to a hospital.
5:19 p.m. — Firefighters and equipment from Peabody, Marion, and Lincolnville departed Peabody for Rice County to assist with extensive wildfires. They were released from service at about 6:45 a.m. Thursday.
6:07 p.m. — A McPherson County dispatcher requested a Goessel first responder for assistance with a call in the 700 block of 28th Ave.
7:04 p.m. — Responding to the same address in the 400 block of N. Ash St. where a woman who fell refused transportation, Hillsboro ambulance took the woman to HCH.
9:09 a.m. — A woman with breathing difficulties in the 300 block of County Rd. was examined by Tampa ambulance personnel. The woman was not taken to a hospital.
11:08 a.m. — Burns firefighters advised dispatchers they were responding to a fire at NW 10th and River Valley Rds. in Butler County. At 11:22 a.m., dispatchers notified Burns that the call had been terminated.
12:13 p.m. — Hillsboro fire responded to a field fire ignited by a vehicle at 240th Rd. between Falcon and Goldenrod Rds. All trucks were released from the scene at 1:47 p.m.
1:48 p.m. — Peabody and Marion ambulances responded to Peabody-Burns High School for a man in his 50s described as unresponsive. A responder on scene advised that the patient had a history of diabetes. The man was treated and not taken to a hospital.
2:38 p.m. — A patient at St. Luke was taken to Newton Medical Center by Hillsboro ambulance.
3:04 p.m. — Lost Springs firefighters fought a grass fire at 100th Ave. and Trail Rd. in Dickinson County for more than three hours before returning to station at about 7 p.m.
3:31 p.m. — Hillsboro firefighters returned to 240th Rd. between Falcon and Goldenrod Rds. for an additional couple of hours after an earlier fire apparently rekindled.
3:32 p.m. — A woman in her 30s with persistent vomiting was taken from the 100 block of N. Freeborn St. to St. Luke Hospital by Marion ambulance.
6:06 p.m. — A patient at St. Luke was taken to Via Christi – St. Francis by Marion ambulance.
8:32 p.m. — A bonfire near the heated fishing dock at the county lake was extinguished by Marion firefighters.
1:32 a.m. — Burns firefighters responded to an undetermined location in Butler County for a fire that had rekindled from Thursday.
7:58 a.m. — A Burns firefighter reported that units were clear of a fire near NW 50th and Haverhill Rds.
9:01 a.m. — An elderly woman who fell in the 200 block of 5th St. in Florence was examined by Marion ambulance personnel. She refused transportation to a hospital.
9:15 a.m. — An ambulance page was garbled and unintelligible, but subsequent transmissions indicated Hillsboro ambulance was dispatched for a student that was reportedly not breathing. There were additional garbled transmissions, and then dispatchers terminated the call two minutes later. It appeared that the student was breathing and an ambulance was not needed. No futher information was available.
9:58 a.m. — A woman reporting that she had low oxygen levels on K-15 between 160th and 170th Rds. was examined by Hillsboro ambulance personnel, but was not taken to a hospital. Goessel first responders assisted.
11:54 a.m. — A hay bale fire on 40th Rd. between Old Mill and Pawnee Rds. was extinguished by Peabody firefighters.
1:39 p.m. — Burns firefighters, still in Butler County, returned to the scene of an earlier fire for a rekindle.
2:27 p.m. — A Burns firefighter in Butler County radioed “Any Burns units available, down there between 40th and 50th, (garbled) it’s a mile wide now, we need all the units we can.” Marion dispatchers issued a page for Burns firefighters to go to NW 50th and Haverhill Rd.
2:39 p.m. — Florence firefighters were dispatched to assist Burns firefighters in Butler County.
2:54 p.m. — A Burns firefighter communicating with Florence firefighter indicated heavy smoke on US-77. The highway would later be shut down because of heavy blowing smoke and dust.
4:09 p.m. — A field fire at 190th and Holly Rds. was extinguished by Hillsboro firefighters.
4:11 p.m. — A person with a knee injury resulting from a shopping cart at Dollar General was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.
4:33 p.m. — Marion and Lincolnville firefighters were dispatched to assist Burns and Florence firefighters in Butler County.
7:58 p.m. — A campfire across the shore from a residence on Lakeshore Dr. at the county lake was investigated and extinguished by Marion firefighters.
8 p.m. — Marion County firefighters continued fighting blazes in Butler County, with some units starting to be dismissed.
2:05 a.m. — Burns firefighters reported all units were back in Burns from the fires in Butler County.
2:07 a.m. — Hillsboro firefighters returned to the scene of a Friday fire near Holly and 190th Rds. to extinguish a burning tree.
5:55 a.m. — Florence ambulance was paged for a woman having seizures on Old Mill Rd. between Diamond and Eagle Rds. Two minutes later, Florence was canceled and Peabody ambulance was sent. At 5:59 a.m., Marion ambulance radioed that it was also responding. The woman was taken to Newton Medical Center by Marion ambulance.
8:01 a.m. — Apparently paged by Butler County, Burns firefighters reported they were on their way to the station. Subsequent transmission throughout the morning and early afternoon indicated they were fighting fire and flare-ups in approximately the same area as on Friday.
3:11 p.m. — A patient at St. Luke was taken to Newton Medical Center by Marion ambulance.
5:06 p.m. — A man who fell and hit his head on some concrete was taken from Bethesda Home to Newton Medical Center by Hillsboro ambulance.
5:23 p.m. — A grass fire at 120th and Diamond Rds. was extinguished by Goessel firefighters.
9:10 p.m. — A vehicle fire about a mile and a half north of US-56 on K-15 was extinguished by Hillsboro firefighters.
3:32 p.m. — A patient at St. Luke was taken to McPherson Memorial Hospital by Marion ambulance.
5:03 a.m. — A woman in her 70s who was pale and vomiting was taken from the 300 block of Lincoln St. in Tampa to HCH by Tampa ambulance.
10:18 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance reported being at Newton Medical Center. No initial dispatch or prior transmissions were recorded.
10:45 a.m. — Marion ambulance was paged to respond to the 500 block of Needle St. in Peabody for a woman who was approximately 8 months pregnant whose water had possibly broken. While en route, dispatchers notified the ambulance crew that the baby had been born. Two individuals were taken to Newton Medical Center. Peabody firefighters assisted.
11:16 a.m. — A man with a hurt back in the 100 block of S. Birch St. was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance. Hillsboro firefighters assisted.
9:49 p.m. — A man with high blood pressure and a numb leg in the 300 block of County Rd. was taken to Herington Municipal Hospital by Tampa ambulance. A Marion-based ambulance crew member assisted at the residence prior to transport.
Last modified March 21, 2018