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

MAY 9

3:25 a.m. — A 57-year-old woman with abdominal pain was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from Hillsboro Community Hospital to Wesley Woodlawn Hospital, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 5:51 a.m.

10:24 a.m. — An 81-year-old woman who fell at a residence in the 500 block of N. Coble St. in Marion was helped up by Marion ambulance attendants. She declined to be taken to a hospital.

4:41 p.m. — A pickup driver complaining of lower back pain after an accident with a semi-trailer truck at US-50 and 110th Rd. was taken to NMC Health, formerly Newton Medical Center, by Peabody ambulance. Florence firefighters also responded. The ambulance returned to Peabody at 6:14 p.m.

MAY 10

5:21 a.m. — An intentional pasture fire that, after several days of burning, jumped over a creek and began burning out of control near 230th and Alfalfa Rds. was extinguished in less than an hour by Marion firefighters.

4:03 p.m. — At a deputy sheriff’s request, a disoriented man complaining of back pain on US-50 west of Nighthawk Rd. was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to NMC Health. A lone emergency medical technician aboard Peabody ambulance also responded. Hillsboro ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 6:09 p.m.

6:51 p.m. — Hillsboro firefighters spent more than half an hour trying to locate a stranded pontoon boat on Marion Reservoir before giving it a jump start and escorting it to shore.

8:32 p.m. — An unresponsive 45-year-old diabetic woman in the 500 block of E. 1st St. in Ramona was taken by Tampa ambulance to Hillsboro Community Hospital after being diverted there by St. Luke Hospital in Marion. The initial call went to Marion ambulance. Noting that the location was within Tampa ambulance’s response area, Tampa ambulance attendants volunteered to respond, arriving before Marion ambulance and after an EMT who resides in the area.

Dispatches after 10:01 p.m. were not monitored because of a planned blackout in Marion.

THURSDAY

Dispatches before 6:34 a.m. were not monitored because of a planned blackout in Marion.

9:56 a.m. — Hillsboro firefighters spent 15 minutes helping a Hillsboro resident burn 200 square feet of pampas grass in the 400 block of S. Birch St. in Hillsboro.

11:39 a.m. — A 6-year-old girl with asthma was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Marion at 2:48 p.m.

7:13 p.m. — A 76-year-old woman having trouble breathing at Homestead Senior Residences in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

8:24 p.m. — A 60-year-old man with head trauma was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.

8:44 p.m. — An unconscious 17-year-old girl who overdosed on fentanyl and was in critical condition in a restroom at Flying Eagle Truck Stop in Florence received a naloxone injection from a paramedic to counteract the powerful opioid and was taken in improved condition to St. Luke by Hillsboro ambulance. Peabody ambulance and the county’s ambulance director also responded because Marion ambulance was en route to Wichita at the time.

11:41 p.m. — A 79-year-old woman who told a medical alarm company that she thought she was having a heart attack in the 100 block of W. Commercial St. in Goessel was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to Mercy Hospital, Moundridge. A first responder from Goessel provided initial care. Marion ambulance also responded but was told to stand down. Hillsboro ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 1:20 a.m.

FRIDAY

12:41 p.m. — On a physician’s orders, a lethargic 88-year-old woman was transferred from Salem Home, Hillsboro, to HCH by a Hillsboro ambulance crew using an ambulance normally assigned to Peabody. Peabody’s lone EMT was shifted to using a first response vehicle formerly used by shift supervisors.

2:43 p.m. — A Parkside Homes resident, whom a nurse described to dispatchers only as “coding,” was found to be not breathing but then was re-evaluated as in potentially life-threatening condition before being taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance. Marion ambulance also responded, returning to Marion at 4:50 p.m.

7:42 p.m. — A 31-year-old woman having trouble breathing, turning blue, and suffering bleeding, reportedly from a miscarriage, at a rental home in the 300 block of Fink St. in Marion declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance.

9:01 p.m. — What was reported as an out-of-control bonfire in an alley in the 100 block of S. Date St. in Hillsboro was determined by Hillsboro firefighters to be a controlled backyard fire that had made a neighbor nervous.

10:54 p.m. — A report of two boys attempting to climb a ladder to get on the roof of Marion’s city building drew a crowd of emergency responders and others. A sheriff’s deputy reported finding three juveniles on the ground and one on the roof when he arrived. Thinking that a ladder the boy had used to get on the roof was unsafe, the deputy asked dispatchers for an after-hours contact for the building in hope there was a roof access. After being told no contact was on file, he asked for Marion firefighters to be dispatched. They monitored the boy’s egress from the roof. A mother took custody of three of the juveniles. The deputy took the fourth back to a rental home in the 600 block of S. Cedar St. in Marion for a discussion with the boy’s parents.

SATURDAY

10:46 a.m. — A 37-year-old man was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to St. Francis with a urology emergency.

1:33 p.m. — As soon as Marion ambulance returned to the county, Hillsboro ambulance, still using an ambulance normally stationed in Peabody, was dispatched to HCH to transfer a 32-year-old man with cardiac issues on a non-emergency basis to Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita. The ambulance did not leave HCH until 2:25 p.m. and returned to Hillsboro at 4:33 p.m.

1:52 p.m. — A 66-year-old man, initially unresponsive after being trampled by a cow near 130th and Alamo Rds., was taken to NMC Health by Moundridge ambulance, called at the request of the county ambulance director because of a shortage of Marion County ambulances in the vicinity. With Hillsboro ambulance occupied by a patient transfer, the initial call went to a first responder from Goessel, a first responder from Peabody, and Marion ambulance, still returning from Wichita. The ambulance director also responded.

2:20 p.m. — With Moundridge ambulance transporting the patient from near Goessel, Marion ambulance were redirected to a call at Peabody Health and Rehab, transferring a patient from there to NMC Health. The ambulance returned to Marion at 4:22 p.m.

2:33 p.m. — Tampa ambulance was ordered to stand by at the Hillsboro ambulance station until 4:06 p.m. in case of additional calls.

10:28 p.m. — An 82-year-old woman with high blood pressure at a farmhouse on Pawnee Rd. just south of the Dickinson County line was taken to Herington Hospital by Tampa ambulance. The ambulance returned to Tampa at 12:56 a.m.

SUNDAY

3:46 p.m. — Gas leaking in the 300 block of S. Coble St. in Marion was shut off by Marion firefighters, who remained to monitor the situation until an Atmos Energy crew arrived.

4:37 p.m. — Burns and later Florence firefighters helped Chase County firefighters battle a fire that fully engulfed a single-story farmhouse three miles west-southwest of Wonsevu. They remained at the fire until almost 7 p.m.

MONDAY

9:08 a.m. — A male patent of undisclosed age, possibly suffering from psychosis, was taken by Marion ambulance from Homestead Senior Residences in Marion to St. Francis. The ambulance returned to Marion at 12:49 p.m.

11:49 a.m. — A St. Luke patient was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance on an emergency basis to Wesley. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 4:28 p.m. after stopping in Marion for supplies.

4:06 p.m. — A 37-year-old man needing urology care was transferred by Marion ambulance on a non-emergency basis from St. Luke to Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Marion at 7:29 p.m.

Last modified May 18, 2023

 

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