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


1:15 p.m. — A man who slid out of his chair at Homestead Senior Residences, Marion, and was reported by a medical alerting company to be injured declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance.

8:13 p.m. — A 43-year-old woman was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke Hospital, Marion, to Newton Medical Center.


11:37 a.m. — A St. Luke patient was transferred to Via Christi – St. Joseph Hospital, Wichita, by Marion ambulance.

12:23 p.m. — A disoriented and vomiting 88-year-old woman in the 300 block of W. 11th St., Florence, was taken to St. Luke by Peabody ambulance.

Florence ambulance was called but did not answer. With Marion, Peabody, and Florence ambulances all unavailable for any additional call that might come in, Hillsboro ambulance relocated to Nighthawk Rd. and US-56.

4:33 p.m. — A male cardiac patient whose daughter in Emporia reported that he was having trouble breathing and could not get up because of swollen legs was taken by Peabody ambulance from the 900 block of N. Locust St., Peabody. to Newton Med. Marion ambulance attendants assisted. Peabody firefighters helped lift the patient.

4:57 p.m. — A 75-year-old woman, reported by a monitoring service to be uninjured but having trouble getting up in the 400 block of E. Marion Ave., Goessel, was helped by Goessel firefighters and checked by Hillsboro ambulance attendants. She declined to be taken to a hospital.

Because of the time it would take to reach the residence, ambulance attendants requested firefighters’ assistance after Goessel first responders did not answer a page.


5:05 a.m. — A 78-year-old woman having trouble breathing after a fall at a residence near 180th and Nighthawk Rds. was taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital by Marion ambulance.

8:48 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance returned to HCH to take what possibly was the same patient back home.

7:43 p.m. — A resident of Sunrise Townhomes in the 100 block of Eisenhower Dr., Marion, was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance after a medical alarm company reported that the patient had requested help for an unspecified problem.

10:08 p.m. — An 84-year-old man was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from St. Luke to Via Christi – St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. The call originally was assigned to Marion ambulance but was changed without explanation three minutes later to Hillsboro ambulance.

10:26 p.m. — A car that began smoking after it hit a deer along K-150 provoked calls to Marion ambulance, Marion firefighters, and Marion rescue squad. All but the ambulance were canceled by a sheriff’s deputy who arrived first at the scene. Minor injuries from air bags being deployed were noted, but no one was taken to a hospital.


4:22 p.m. — A resident of Salem Homes, Hillsboro, was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

1:03 p.m. — Tires and a tarp that caught fire on a semi-trailer loaded with rock near Mustang Rd. on US-56 were extinguished in less than an hour by Hillsboro and Marion firefighters.

5:21 p.m. — A St. Luke patient was transferred to Newton Med by Marion ambulance.


12:24 a.m. — A 74-year-old man with chest pains was transferred from HCH to St. Francis by Hillsboro ambulance.

Call from 3 until 10 a.m. were not monitored by the newspaper because of a power failure in Marion.

10:06 p.m. — A 27-year-old man with a colon infection was transferred from HCH to St. Francis by Hillsboro ambulance.


5:04 a.m. — Tampa ambulance was asked by Dickinson County to transport to Herington Hospital a second victim of an automobile accident west of Herington Country Club.

10:26 p.m. — A 57-year-old man, sweating and experiencing chest pains, was taken to Newton Med by Hillsboro ambulance from a farmhouse near 100th and Alamo Rds. First responders from Goessel helped with the call.


5:56 a.m. — A train fire involving a locomotive and oil tanker at a Union Pacific crossing on F St. in Ramona was extinguished by firefighters from Tampa and Ramona, who remained on the scene until a hazardous materials crew from the railroad could arrive to deal with a small amount of oil that spilled.

11:43 a.m. — A woman who pressed a panic button after falling in the 500 block of S. Cedar St. in Marion declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance.

6:37 p.m. — A woman having difficulty breathing at a home on Kruse St. in Eastshore Subdivision at Marion Reservoir was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

8:38 p.m. — A 68-year-old woman who accidentally swallowed iodine in the 700 block of S. Cedar St., Marion, declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance.

9:04 p.m. — A 63-year-old woman was transferred from St. Luke to St. Francis by Marion ambulance.

9:17 p.m. — One of three people who sustained apparently minor injuries when a car hit a deer on US-77 at 140th Rd. was taken to St. Luke by Florence ambulance, staffed by one Florence attendant and one attendant from Hillsboro ambulance, which also was sent to the accident along with Marion firefighters and rescue squad.

Last modified July 15, 2020