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

OCT. 24

4:35 a.m. — An 80-year-old woman who fell at a residence in the 100 block of E. 9th St. in Florence was taken to St. Luke Hospital, Marion, by Marion ambulance.

9:49 a.m. — A 91-year-old woman who fell and hit her head at Parkside Homes assisted living in Hillsboro was taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital by Hillsboro ambulance.

4:52 p.m. — A 54-year-old woman bitten by an unreported type of animal at a home on Echo Ln. at Marion County Park and Lake declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance.

8:05 p.m. — A smoke alarm at Tabor College’s women’s quad was determined by Hillsboro firefighters to have been a false alarm.

OCT. 25

4:54 p.m. — A smoldering tree at a farm near 270th and Jade Rds. quickly was extinguished by Durham firefighters.

8:08 p.m. — Peabody firefighters alerted Evergy to an arcing electric line outside a Peabody business.

11:45 p.m. — A 76-year-old man who fell at a farmhouse near 240th and Indigo Rds. was helped up by Hillsboro ambulance attendants and firefighters but declined to be taken to a hospital. The ambulance became stuck in mud and was pulled out by firefighters.

THURSDAY

9:16 a.m. — A 63-year-old man with chest pains at Westview Manor in Peabody was taken to St. Luke by Hillsboro ambulance. A first responder aboard Peabody ambulance also was dispatched.

9:24 a.m. — An 87-year-old man having trouble breathing at a home in the 100 block of N. Cedar St. in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

9:37 a.m. — A residential fire alarm at a home on Pioneer Ct. at Marion County Park and Lake briefly alerted Marion firefighters, but the homeowner called to cancel the alarm.

FRIDAY

1:01 a.m. — A 7-year-old girl with an upper respiratory infection was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Marion at 3:33 a.m.

9:57 a.m. — A 76-year-old man who fell at a farmhouse near 240th and Indigo Rd. declined to be taken to a hospital by Hillsboro ambulance.

8:05 p.m. — Marion ambulance attendants and Lincolnville first responders checked four people for injuries after a traffic accident on US-56/77 south of 360th Rd. None were taken to a hospital.

SATURDAY

3:19 a.m. — A 65-year-old man clutching his chest and rolling on the floor at a home in the 500 block of E. Bluestem Dr. in Goessel was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. A Goessel first responder provided initial care. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 5:30 a.m.

2:19 p.m. — A 60-year-old woman who might have suffered a stroke in the 500 block of S. Cedar St. in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

4:09 p.m. — Four people injured in a four-vehicle accident on US-56/77 near 240th Rd. were taken to hospitals — one to Wesley by Hillsboro ambulance and three initially to St. Luke by Marion ambulance. Marion firefighters and rescue squad members, Lincolnville firefighters and first responders, and briefly Florence rescue squad also were dispatched. Tampa ambulance stood by in Canada until 5:32 p.m., when Marion ambulance completed its trip to St. Luke.

5:59 p.m. — A 76-year-old man having a seizure or a stroke in the 200 block of W. 11th St. in Florence was taken to NMC Health, formerly Newton Medical Center, by Marion ambulance. Peabody ambulance also was dispatched. Florence first responders were paged but did not answer.

7 p.m. — A patient being transferred from HCH to McPherson Center for Health went by private vehicle instead of ambulance because two county ambulances were out of the county.

7:47 p.m. — Returning from Wichita, Hillsboro ambulance went straight to St. Luke to transfer an additional patient to Wesley. The ambulance waited until 8:04 p.m., when Marion ambulance was back in the county, before starting the transfer. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 10:37 p.m.

8:26 p.m. — As soon as Marion ambulance returned to Marion, Tampa ambulance transferred a 48-year-old man from St. Luke to Wesley. The ambulance returned to Tampa at 12:45 a.m.

SUNDAY

12:18 a.m. — No fire was found after Peabody, Burns, and Walton firefighters and Peabody ambulance were dispatched for a report of smoke coming from a heater at a house in the 600 block of N. Poplar St. in Peabody.

1:35 a.m. — At a physician’s request, an unconscious 57-year-old man with a slow heart rate who fell earlier in the day was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from Peabody Health and Rehab to NMC Health. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 3:25 a.m.

10:53 a.m. — A 74-year-old man having trouble breathing at a home in the 200 block of S. Lincoln St. in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

2:07 p.m. — A patient suffering shortness of breath was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from HCH to Wesley. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 5:16 p.m.

MONDAY

4:17 a.m. — Marion firefighters spent three hours attempting to control two separate, suspicious fires in hay bales northwest of Marion. Fire initially was reported in bales at 180th and Remington Rds. It was monitored for nearly an hour until a landowner could arrive with a tractor to attempt to separate burning bales from those not burning. Fire in other bales then was noticed at 190th Rd. between Quail Creek and Pawnee Rds. A fire marshal was called to investigate the two blazes as suspicious. Firefighters eventually determined that the two blazes could not spread and left them to burn throughout the day, monitoring them periodically.

11:36 a.m. — A 76-year-old man with loss of mobility at a farm near 240th and Indigo Rds. was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

12:55 a.m. — At a Hillsboro firefighter’s request, Hillsboro ambulance was sent to the 100 block of N. Adams St., originally to help an elderly woman who merely needed help getting up. The firefighter and later ambulance attendants discovered that she was not breathing and called for additional Hillsboro firefighters and Marion ambulance to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation before Hillsboro ambulance took her to HCH with Marion ambulance also going to the hospital to help.

2 p.m. — Responding from HCH, Marion ambulance took a 68-year-old woman with chest pains to HCH from Salem Home in Hillsboro.

5:40 p.m. — A report of hay bales continuing to smoke at 180th and Remington Rd. was dismissed by Marion firefighters who had just completed a check and determined that the smoldering bales continued to pose no hazard.

10:11 p.m. — Hillsboro firefighters found no leaks after checking a natural gas odor in an alley in the 300 block of N. Birch St. in Hillsboro.

Last modified Nov. 2, 2023

 

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