Broadcasts about these fire and ambulance calls were monitored this past week by the newspaper:
2:37 a.m. — A 40-year-old woman with difficulty breathing was taken by Marion ambulance to Ascension Via Christi - St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, from the 300 block of N. Cincinnati St. in Burns.
5:14 a.m. — With Marion ambulance still in Burns, Hillsboro ambulance was sent to the 200 block of N. Cedar St. in Marion to take to St. Luke Hospital a 93-year-old woman running a fever and having trouble breathing.
7:42 a.m. — Marion and Hillsboro ambulances were summoned from a training session in Marion for what turned out to be the unattended death of a 58-year-old man at an apartment in the 300 block of N. Ash St. in Hillsboro. Hillsboro firefighters also were dispatched as first responders.
9:12 a.m. — With weather forecasts calling for high risk of grass fires, Goessel firefighters returned to K-15 and 170th Rd. to prevent rekindling of a controlled burn from three days earlier.
4:39 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance was sent to check on an 85-year-old woman who fell while stepping off a curb outside Mid-Kansas Eyecare in Hillsboro. Recordings do not indicate whether she was taken to a hospital.
7:16 a.m. — Police had to help Hillsboro ambulance gain entry to a residence in the 700 block of W. Grand Ave. in Hillsboro after a medical alarm accidentally was activated.
9:27 a.m. — A medical situation at CB Baked Goods in Marion was mentioned by Marion ambulance attendants, but they were not called to the bakery.
10:41 a.m. — An 86-year-old man who passed out at a residence on US-56 near Sunrise Rd. was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke.
12:03 p.m. — Rekindled flames at Peabody’s burn site were doused by Peabody firefighters.
1:47 p.m. — Burns firefighters were dispatched to a fire near DeGraff in Butler County and also doused rekindled flames at the city burn site in Burns.
2:06 p.m. — Marion and Tampa ambulances were dispatched for a 72-year-old woman complaining of back and leg pain after falling at a residence near 330th and Diamond Rds. A weather-related power failure prevented monitoring the remainder of the call.
From 4:03 p.m. until 6:27 p.m., transmissions were not recorded. Firefighters from Marion, Hillsboro, Ramona, and possibly other communities responded to calls during this time.
7:48 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance was dispatched on a call that was not fully monitored because of overlapping radio transmissions. The patient declined to be taken to a hospital.
9:03 p.m. — Hillsboro firefighters were sent to investigate a sparking transformer on 190th Rd. Overlapping transmissions prevented details of the call from being recorded.
9:05 p.m. — Florence firefighters were dispatched to a pasture fire, details of which were not recorded amid overlapping transmissions.
9:26 p.m. — Marion ambulance transported a patient to St. Luke. Other information about the call was not recorded amid overlapping transmissions.
12:49 p.m. — Marion ambulance transported a patient to Newton Medical Center. Additional information about the call was not recorded.
2:48 p.m. — On physician’s orders, a patient was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from physician Michael Reeh’s office to Hillsboro Community Hospital.
3:03 p.m. — Peabody ambulance was dispatched for what may have been a 70-year-old woman having difficulty breathing. Remaining transmissions were garbled.
5:57 p.m. — An 80-year-old woman who fell and hit her head and hip at an address on Willow Rd. in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.
8:46 p.m. — An HCH patient was transferred to Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita, by Hillsboro ambulance.
9:24 p.m. — A 92-year-old woman suffering amnesia after a fall was transferred by Marion ambulance from HCH to St. Francis.
5:27 p.m. — A 61-year-old man complaining that his legs weren’t working was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke from the 400 block of Elm St. in Marion.
6:32 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance was called for a 92-year-old woman complaining of hip pain at Marion Assisted Living. The remainder of transmissions about this patient were garbled.
8:35 a.m. — An 85-year-old man was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from HCH to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
1:42 p.m. — A 60-year-old woman with difficulty breathing at a farmhouse near 330th and Sunflower Rd. was taken to Newton Medical Center by Marion ambulance. Tampa ambulance also responded to the call.
7:08 a.m. — Marion, Hillsboro, and Peabody ambulances were dispatched to a two-car accident at US-50 and Old Mill Rd. After Peabody firefighters extricated victims, one was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to Wesley, where the ambulance had been diverted by Newton Med. The other, not breathing, was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke. A coroner was notified. Tampa ambulance was repositioned in Pilsen while other ambulances were busy.
3:42 p.m. — An 85-year-old woman for whom Hillsboro ambulance was summoned in a garbled transmission apparently declined to be taken to a hospital.
12:19 a.m. — A 52-year-old man, confused and possibly intoxicated, declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance from the 400 block of Elm St. in Marion.
2:53 p.m. — Code words indicating COVID-19 was suspected were used in dispatching Marion ambulance to a man in his 60s with chest pains in the 100 block of E. 7th St. in Florence. Recordings do not indicate whether he was taken to a hospital.
10:56 p.m. — A 71-year-old diabetic woman with low blood sugar in the 400 block of S. Coble St. in Marion declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance.
11:13 p.m. — Burns first responders were dispatched to a possible heart attack at a farmhouse south of the county line between Upland and Vista Rds.
Last modified Dec. 23, 2021