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

may 25

6:30 p.m. — What initially was a call for help lifting a 64-year-old woman out of a chair in the 300 block of W. 4th St. in Florence became more serious after a Florence firefighter discovered the patient to be non-responsive and in a potentially life-threatening condition. Ambulances from Peabody and Marion were dispatched, and Marion ambulance took her to St. Luke Hospital, Marion.

11:11 p.m. — A 82-year-old man with breathing difficulties at Bethesda Home in Goessel was transferred to Newton Medical Center by Hillsboro ambulance.

11:34 p.m. — Hillsboro firefighters were notified of a false alarm at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

May 26

12:48 a.m. — A St. Luke patient was transferred to Via Christi – St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita by Marion ambulance.

6:44 p.m. — A 78-year-old male chemotherapy patient with a head cold and trouble breathing was taken by Peabody ambulance from the 700 block of N. Chestnut St. in Peabody to Newton Med.


4:46 a.m. — A motorist whose vehicle was swept by floodwaters off Indigo Rd. near 160th Rd. declined to be taken to a hospital by Peabody ambulance. Hillsboro firefighters initially were dispatched to rescue the motorist from the roof of his vehicle, but he managed to reach safety on his own.

8:39 a.m. — An 84-year-old man with an unspecified medical emergency was taken by Hillsboro ambulance from near 210th and Eagle Rds. to Via Christi – St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.

1:09 p.m. — A St. Francis patient was transferred to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

9:41 p.m. — A 98-year-old woman who fell at Parkside Homes was taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital by Hillsboro ambulance.

10:47 p.m. — A 3-year-old girl who was bit near her eye by a dog in the 900 block of Marion St. in Florence was checked by Marion ambulance but taken to Newton Med by private vehicle.


6:06 a.m. — An 85-year-old woman who fell out of bed at Parkside Homes, hit her head, and was bleeding was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

5:31 p.m. — Lincolnville firefighters were dispatched to a fire alarm at Centre High School, but the call proved to be a false alarm caused by installation of a new alarm panel.


12:41 a.m. — A female camper experiencing chest pains at Marion Reservoir’s Hillsboro Cove was taken to HCH by Marion ambulance.

5:11 a.m. — An HCH patient was transferred to Kansas Medical Center, Andover, by Hillsboro ambulance.

7:42 a.m. — A 50-year-old woman having an allergic reaction to medication in the 100 block of W. 6th St. in Florence was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance. First responders from Florence were paged but did not answer.

7:34 p.m. — An awake but unresponsive 88-year-old woman at Parkside Homes was taken to St. Francis by Hillsboro ambulance.

8:25 p.m. — A hallucinating woman who recently had back surgery was checked by Tampa ambulance in the 200 block of W. 5th St. in Tampa but declined to be taken to a hospital. Instead, the woman’s daughter arrived and said she would look after her.

8:28 p.m. — A 96-year-old woman with pelvic bleeding was taken by Peabody ambulance to St. Luke from the 200 block of E. 5th St. in Florence.


3:11 a.m. — Without explanation, the sheriff’s department asked that Marion ambulance to be dispatched to the county jail, where it remained until 3:55 a.m. No additional information about the call was recorded.

3:50 a.m. — An 89-year-old woman with difficulty breathing was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to Salina Regional Medical Center from the 500 block of Roosevelt St. in Tampa. Tampa ambulance also responded to the call.

1:49 p.m. — A 56-year-old man who passed out, fell, and hit his head at the Branding Iron Café In Goessel was taken to Newton Med by Hillsboro ambulance. A first responder from Goessel also answered the call.

6:30 p.m. — Marion ambulance determined that a medical alarm in the 300 block of Tanglewood St. in Marion was accidentally activated.


4:18 p.m. — A 70-year-old woman who fell in the 700 block of N. Locust St. in Peabody declined to be taken to a hospital by Peabody ambulance.

11:20 a.m. — A gas meter leaking after being struck by a vehicle in an alley in the 400 block of S. Ash St. in Hillsboro was monitored by Hillsboro firefighters until a repair crew arrived.

10:52 p.m. — A 90-year-old woman with difficulty breathing at Parkside Homes was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

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