Broadcasts about these fire and ambulance calls were monitored this past week by the newspaper:
4:02 p.m. — A Hillsboro Community Hospital patient was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance to Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita. The ambulance returned to its station at 6:42 p.m.
10:45 a.m. — A driver injured in a two-vehicle accident at the US-50/77 roundabout in Florence declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance. Florence firefighters and, briefly, Hillsboro ambulance also responded.
1:56 p.m. — A 32-year-old woman was transferred by Hillsboro, not Marion, ambulance from St. Luke Hospital, Marion, to NMC Health, formerly Newton Medical Center. The ambulance returned to its station at 4:07 p.m.
6:42 p.m. — An 88-year-old woman having trouble breathing at Salem Home, Hillsboro, was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.
10:40 p.m. — A report of a smoke odor in the 200 block of S. Madison St. in Hillsboro proved to be a false alarm for Hillsboro firefighters.
2:52 p.m. — A 65-year-old man who fell out of bed and hit his head in the 100 block of E. Prospect St. in Goessel was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance. Goessel first responders were paged but did not answer.
8:04 p.m. — A 66-year-old trauma patient was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from HCH to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. The ambulance was back in its station at 11:04 p.m.
8:33 a.m. — A fire alarm on the women’s quad at Tabor College proved to be a false alarm for Hillsboro firefighters.
2:34 p.m. — A 41-year-old woman vomiting at a residence in the 100 block of E. 9th St. in Florence was taken by Marion ambulance to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.
2:44 p.m. — A tree row and a truck that caught fire during what had been a controlled burn near 280th and Kanza Rds. were extinguished within half an hour by Durham firefighters.
5:17 p.m. — Still four miles away from returning to its station, Marion ambulance diverted to Marion County Lake to take a possible stroke victim from a residence on Lakeshore Dr. near Backbay Ct. to St. Luke. Hillsboro ambulance also responded.
7:50 p.m. — A 43-year-old man with chest pains and a history of heart attack was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to Wesley from the 200 block of E. Grand Ave. in Hillsboro. The ambulance was back in its quarters at 10:06 p.m.
1:59 a.m. — An 18-year-old female who may have overdosed at an apartment in the 400 block of S. Washington St. in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.
12:36 p.m. — A 63-year-old male chemotherapy patient who fainted twice at a farmhouse on K-15 near 140th Rd. was taken to NMC by Hillsboro ambulance. Marion ambulance started to respond as well. Goessel first responders were paged but did not answer. A Goessel firefighter offered to respond but was told assistance wasn’t needed.
2:18 a.m. — After first verifying that Hillsboro ambulance was back in the county and en route to its station, dispatchers sent Marion ambulance to St. Luke to transfer a 32-year-old man with gastrointestinal issues to NMC. The ambulance returned to its station at 4:26 p.m.
2:24 p.m. — A fire that started in a brush pile south of 70th and Indigo Rds. in Harvey County was quickly brought back under control by Peabody firefighters.
4:47 p.m. — A pedestrian who fell into a ditch near 60th and Old Mill Rds. declined to be taken to a hospital. Partially staffed Peabody ambulance responded as a first-response unit and instructed Marion ambulance to disregard the call. A sheriff’s deputy also responded.
11:36 p.m. — Hillsboro firefighters were the first to arrive and start cardiopulmonary resuscitation eight minutes after receiving a report of a man not breathing in the 300 block of N. Adams St. in Hillsboro. An apparently partially staffed Hillsboro ambulance arrived a minute later. A fully staffed Marion ambulance arrived seven minutes after that. The ambulances, firefighters, and a police officer remained on the scene until after a funeral home was called.
7:16 p.m. — A 14-year-old boy coughing up blood in the 800 block of N. Olive St. was evaluated by a lone EMT in Peabody ambulance, an ambulance shift supervisor, and eventually Hillsboro ambulance but was not taken to a hospital.
9 p.m. — A report of a building on fire in the 600 block of Main St. in Florence proved to be a burn pit and a false alarm for Florence, Marion, and Peabody firefighters and Marion ambulance.
3:26 a.m. — A 20-year-old man suffering multiple seizures in the 300 block of N. Lincoln St. in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.
2:45 p.m. — A 77-year-old man who fell while getting out of a shower in the 600 block of N. Elm St. in Peabody was helped up by Peabody ambulance attendants but declined to be taken to a hospital. Dispatchers originally assigned the call to Hillsboro ambulance but were told Peabody ambulance was fully staffed. A deputy sheriff helped lift the patient.
9:23 p.m. — A 90-year-old woman who fell and hurt her hip and arm at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.
Last modified Sept. 1, 2022