Broadcasts about these fire and ambulance calls were monitored this past week by the newspaper:
12:49 a.m. — A 33-year-old man experiencing chest pains at a residence in the 200 block of N. Vine St. in Peabody declined to be taken to a hospital by Peabody or Hillsboro ambulances, both of which responded.
9:16 a.m. — A 48-year-old woman with postoperative hemorrhaging was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke Hospital, Marion, to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Marion at 11:57 p.m.
5:44 p.m. — A lethargic 2-year-old boy at a residence in the 700 block of S. Washington St. in Hillsboro was checked by Hillsboro ambulance attendants but not taken to a hospital.
1:20 a.m. — Peabody firefighters and ambulance attendants were dispatched to a semitrailer fire on US-50 at a mile marker that would have put the truck somewhere in Stafford County. Dispatchers thought the mile marker might be 309 instead 209, which would put the fire near Cedar Point in Chase County, but were unable to reach Chase County dispatchers to verify. A Peabody firefighter monitoring Chase County frequencies eventually was able to determine that the call was, in fact, near Cedar Point, and all Marion County units were told to stand down.
3:51 p.m. — A house fire near 5th and Grandview Sts. in Florence was battled for nearly three hours by Florence firefighters. The county emergency manager arranged for the Red Cross to provide assistance to the residents. Marion and Peabody firefighters and Marion ambulance initially were dispatched but were told to stand down.
5:49 p.m. — An 18-year-old girl having trouble breathing at Brown Gymnasium in Hillsboro declined to be taken to a hospital by Hillsboro ambulance.
9:16 a.m. — A 77-year-old man with genitourinary problems was transferred by Marion ambulance to Dole Veterans Affairs Hospital, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Marion at 12:12 p.m.
4:34 p.m. — A grass fire near Diamond and 130th Rds. was contained within 20 minutes by Goessel firefighters, who remained on mop-up duties for another 20 minutes.
12:55 p.m. — A 69-year-old woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and having trouble breathing at a residence in the 300 block of S. Roosevelt St. in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.
1:40 p.m. — A 60-year-old man, possibly a COVID-19 sufferer, having trouble breathing at a residence in the 700 block of N. Prairie Lawn Rd. in Peabody was taken to NMC Health, formerly Newton Medical Center, by Peabody ambulance.
4:59 p.m. — At the request of Salem Home, Hillsboro, a 95-year-old female patient was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance to NMC Health.
6:55 p.m. — A 60-year-old man, weak and unable to stand at Oakwood Manor Apartments in Hillsboro, was taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital by Hillsboro ambulance.
At the same time, Marion ambulance was pulled off standby duty at a Marion football game to respond to a second call in Hillsboro for a shaking 86-year-old man with a pacemaker at a home in the 100 block of S. Floral Dr. With the ambulance more than 10 minutes away, a Hillsboro first responder volunteered to care for the patient until the ambulance arrived and took him to HCH.
11:11 p.m. — A 74-year-old woman having trouble breathing at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro, was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance to HCH. Marion ambulance volunteered to respond as well.
1:54 a.m. — A 68-year-old man who fell out of bed at a residence on Schlotthauer Dr. at Eastshore was helped up by Marion ambulance attendants. The man declined to be taken to a hospital.
12:32 p.m. — A 53-year-old man with pneumonia was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from HCH to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 2:50 p.m.
3:06 p.m. — A field fire near 170th and Sunflower Rds. was extinguished within 20 minutes by Marion firefighters.
8:03 p.m. — Hillsboro firefighters were called to rescue a boat stranded on Marion Reservoir, but other boaters brought the boat ashore instead.
5:02 a.m. — Peabody firefighters were alerted to an unreported controlled burn in the 200 block of S. Olive St. in Peabody, but they found nothing burning.
7:59 p.m. — Hillsboro ambulance ferried medics from Hillsboro’s airport to HCH and back with a patient being transferred from HCH by airplane. The flight was delayed by an hour until airport lights could be turned on.
10:10 p.m. — A person reported to be unconscious at Ash and D Sts. in Hillsboro was not located by Hillsboro ambulance.
10:11 p.m. — A 60-year-old man receiving chemotherapy who suffered a seizure, fell, hit his head, and stopped breathing was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke from Westview Manor, Peabody. Peabody ambulance was paged but did not answer. The county’s ambulance director responded instead.
2:38 p.m. — A 48-year-old woman feeling lightheaded with abnormal cramping and bleeding was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke from the 300 block of N. Freeborn St. in Marion.
4:34 p.m. — Marion ambulance was dispatched to check a woman after a fight in the 100 block of E. 9th St. in Florence. She declined to be taken to a hospital.
6:51 p.m. — Peabody firefighters were called as a precaution after a combine hooked a telecommunications wire, initially thought to be a power line, north of Peabody’s city park.
7:03 p.m. — A disoriented 95-year-old man at Parkside Homes was transferred to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.
9:24 p.m. — A 21-month-old boy who suffered multiple seizures at a residence in the 100 block of S. Floral Dr. in Hillsboro was checked by Hillsboro ambulance attendants but not taken by them to a hospital.
10:05 p.m. — A 70-year-old man with cardiac issues was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to Wesley Woodlawn Hospital, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Marion at 1:13 a.m.
11:25 p.m. — Lost Springs firefighters were dispatched to a grass fire on 340th Rd. just west of Lost Springs but reported that the owner had extinguished the fire before they arrived.
Last modified Sept. 7, 2023