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

MAY 21

2:12 a.m. — A 78-year-old man with chest pain and trouble breathing at Peabody Health and Rehab was taken NMC Health, formerly Newton Medical Center, to by Hillsboro ambulance. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 4:21 a.m. Peabody ambulance was paged but did not answer.

7:04 a.m. — An 83-year-old woman with sepsis was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke Hospital, Marion, to NMC Health. The ambulance returned to Marion at 9:20 a.m.

9:44 a.m. — A dizzy and confused 85-year-old man at Sunrise Townhomes in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

10:44 a.m. — A 65-year-old woman not responding normally at a residence in the 300 block of Grandview St. in Florence was taken to NMC Health by Marion ambulance. The ambulance returned to Marion at 1:24 p.m.

5:43 p.m. — An uninjured 79-year-old man who fell at a home in the 600 block of N. Elm St. in Peabody was helped up by an attendant aboard Peabody ambulance. The patient declined to be taken to a hospital. Hillsboro ambulance also was called, but the call was canceled before it arrived.

MAY 22

4:46 a.m. — A 64-year-old man who fell at Parkside Homes assisted living was taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital by Hillsboro ambulance.

4:55 p.m. — A lethargic 77-year-old woman not breathing normally at a home in the 100 block of E. Main St. in Goessel was taken to NMC Health by Hillsboro ambulance. Goessel firefighters helped lift the patient.

5:01 p.m. — Marion ambulance was sent back to the 600 block of N. Elm St. in Peabody for a 79-year-old man who fell. Peabody police and firefighters helped lift the patient, who declined to be taken to a hospital.

6:47 a.m. — Still returning from Newton, Hillsboro ambulance was sent to a home in the 200 block of S. Washington St. in Hillsboro for a 21-year-old woman who fell and may have broken her ankle. A Hillsboro first responder provided initial care for the patient, was taken to HCH.

10:26 p.m. — Three people from one of two vehicles that hit an undisclosed number of black cattle on US-56 and K-15 / Holly Rd. were checked by Hillsboro ambulance attendants but declined to be taken to a hospital. Marion and Tampa ambulances also were dispatched, but calls for them were canceled before they arrived. Hillsboro firefighters spent nearly an hour directing traffic and clearing debris from the roadway using a loader, leaf blowers, and brooms.

THURSDAY

5:55 a.m. — An 56-year-old woman, not breathing at a home in the 100 block of S. State St. in Goessel, was declared dead by Hillsboro ambulance attendants. Goessel first responders had been paged but did not answer. Goessel firefighters helped lift the body after a coroner and mortician arrived.

10:08 a.m. — An 81-year-old man having an anxiety or heart attack at Parkside Homes was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

12:46 p.m. — A 59-year-old man not responding normally at a farm near 310th and Diamond Rds. was taken to HCH by Tampa ambulance. Hillsboro ambulance also responded, albeit from Marion, where it had gone for supplies.

10:04 p.m. — A 61-year-old woman who fell at an apartment in the 400 block of S. Ash St. in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

11:10 p.m. — A 70-year-old woman with sepsis was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Marion at 2:09 a.m.

FRIDAY

2:10 a.m. — The 61-year-old woman injured in a fall four hours earlier was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from HCH to Wesley. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 4:25 a.m.

10:23 a.m. — A 66-year-old man unable to get out of bed after falling the night before was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to HCH from a residence in the 300 block of N. Main St. in Hillsboro.

9:06 p.m. — A 60-year-old woman who fell in a bathroom at Indian Guide Terrace apartments and hurt her hip and wrist was helped up by a Peabody police officer and Peabody firefighters and taken to NMC Health by Hillsboro ambulance. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 11:22 p.m. Peabody ambulance was paged but did not answer.

SATURDAY

12:05 p.m. — The county’s backup ambulance stood by in Florence during preliminaries of the Grand Prix motorcycle race.

6:39 p.m. — An 89-year-old woman with a failing pacemaker was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from HCH to Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.

11:44 p.m. — A detoxifying 41-year-old man was transferred from HCH to Wesley. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 2 a.m.

SUNDAY

10:11 a.m. — Peabody ambulance — standing by with the county’s ambulance director, spare ambulance, and an all-terrain vehicle at the Florence Grand Prix — left to transport an patient with a fractured limb to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Hillsboro ambulance filled in, returning to its station at 2:14 p.m.

1:38 p.m. — Attempting to check on the welfare of a resident, Hillsboro police asked firefighters to help open a door at a home in the 400 block of N. Adams St. in Hillsboro. Firefighters and police learned that the resident had been using a bathroom and could not answer a knock at the door.

1:58 p.m. — A 51-year-old Grand Prix participant who may have broken or dislocated his knee was taken to St. Luke by Peabody ambulance. Several other reports of Grand Prix injuries were dealt with by ambulance attendants at the event. They remained at the race until 5:33 p.m.

4:22 p.m. — The 51-year-old Grand Prix participant previously taken to St. Luke was transferred to St. Francis by Hillsboro ambulance. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 7:56 p.m.

MONDAY

2:08 a.m. — Too weak to get up after recent surgery, an 82-year-old man on his knees at a home in the 200 block of S. Adams St. in Hillsboro was helped up by Hillsboro ambulance attendants. He declined to be taken to a hospital.

2:07 p.m. — An unconscious 54-year-old man with extremely high blood sugar at a home in the 400 block of Lombard St. in Lincolnville was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance. Hillsboro and Tampa ambulances and Lincolnville first responders initially were dispatched, but Marion ambulance took the call instead and canceled the call for the other units.

3:29 p.m. — At the request of Kansas Department of Transportation, Marion ambulance, still at St. Luke, was sent to Flying Eagle truck stop in Florence, where a man’s legs had been smashed in a vehicle door during a domestic dispute. He was taken to St. Luke.

4:06 p.m. — With Marion ambulance still on its call to Florence, a 13-year-old girl with a dislocated, fractured shoulder was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from St. Luke to Wesley. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 7:30 p.m.

7:04 p.m. — A Lifesafe medical helicopter transferred a St. Luke patient to Wesley Woodlawn Hospital, Wichita.

Last modified May 29, 2024

 

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