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These broadcasts regarding fire and ambulance calls were monitored this past week by the newspaper:

JUNE 13

5:21 a.m. — Marion ambulance, a Lincolnville first responder, and two Lincolnville fire trucks were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident at 260th Rd. and US-77. A call for a helicopter ambulance was quickly canceled, and no patient was transported. All emergency units were back in their quarters by 6:01 a.m.

7:18 a.m. — After a call to Florence ambulance appeared to go unanswered, Peabody ambulance was dispatched along with Burns firefighters to a one-vehicle accident on 10th Rd. just north of the county line. A first responder from Burns arrived at 7:32 a.m. and a call for a helicopter ambulance was canceled. Peabody ambulance arrived at 7:42 a.m., but the patient declined to be transported to a hospital. The ambulance returned to its station at 8:18 a.m.

11:45 a.m. — Peabody ambulance transported a patient reported to have psychological problems from a Peabody address to Newton Medical Center. Further information about the call was garbled.

6 p.m. — A person injured in a traffic accident in the 500 block of N. Vine St. in Peabody was taken to Newton Med by Peabody ambulance.

8:24 p.m. — An hour after Peabody ambulance returned, it was summoned on another call that ended in a patient declining to be taking to a hospital. Further information about the call was garbled.

JUNE 14

3:42 p.m. — Florence firefighters extinguished an electrical transformer fire in an oil field off 110th Rd. near Wagonwheel Rd. They remained on the scene until 5:17 p.m.

THURSDAY

2:16 p.m. — Hillsboro firefighters spent more than 1½ hours extinguishing a wheat field fire on 180th Rd. near Eagle Rd. Hillsboro ambulance briefly stood by at the scene.

3:23 p.m. — Marion ambulance transferred a patient from St. Luke Hospital to McPherson Hospital.

5:26 p.m. — Still en route back, Marion ambulance, which dispatchers said was the only ambulance available other than Hillsboro’s, was dispatched to a report of an incoherent man with blood on his hands and legs walking near Washington and Main Sts. in Burns. Dispatchers said they would also page first responders from Burns, but amid a series of severe weather broadcasts, no further transmissions about this call were monitored.

6:09 p.m. — Marion firefighters were called to a report of a tree felled by high winds and burning on power lines in the 200 block of Locust St.

Minutes later, they also were sent to a report of power lines sparking near Walnut and Main Sts.

Marion police and firefighters subsequently were notified of a “road closed” sign that was blown over on N. Freeborn St., a trampoline that had blown into Weldon St. between Freeborn and Coble Sts., transformers sparking in the 100 block of S. Roosevelt St., and a tree down on power lines in the 200 block of N. Lincoln St.

Meanwhile, Lincolnville firefighters reported tree limbs down and blocking streets there. A downed tree was reported blocking traffic on 80th Rd. between Xavier Rd. and US-77, a boat was reported blown near a road at Eastshore subdivision at Marion Reservoir, a downed tree was reported blocking traffic on 10th St. in Florence, and another was reported down at 60th Rd. and Maple St. in Peabody, where a tree also fell on a car at 2nd and Walnut Sts. In Hillsboro, firefighters were sent to the 100 block of N. Madison St. for a limb that downed a power line.

FRIDAY

5:17 a.m. — With no ambulance available in Peabody, a Westview Manor patient who was having issues with breathing and blood pressure because he was cut off from treatment during a storm-related power failure was taken to St. Luke by Florence ambulance. It took the ambulance 23 minutes to reach Westview. It returned to Florence at 6:43 a.m.

7:14 a.m. — A woman who was conscious but unable to move in the 300 block of Elm St. was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance. Marion firefighters helped lift the patient, whose condition ambulance attendants listed as life-threatening.

6:15 p.m. — A man with groin pain in the 100 block of County Rd. in Tampa was taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital by Tampa ambulance.

8:26 a.m. — An assault victim who was bleeding was taken from a farmhouse on 300th Rd. near Pawnee Rd. to St. Luke by Tampa ambulance. A Lincolnville first responder also was dispatched. Sheriff’s deputies warned the ambulance to avoid Pawnee Rd. because of what they termed a large mud hole.

9:20 a.m. — A 15-year-old ballplayer who hurt a knee at second base declined to be transported to a hospital after Marion ambulance was dispatched to Marion’s baseball fields with a request that it not use its lights and siren.

11:06 p.m. — With no ambulance available in Peabody, a woman who fell and possible broke her hip at a farmhouse on 90th Rd. between Old Mill and Pawnee Rds. was taken to Newton Med by Marion ambulance. It took the ambulance 16 minutes to reach the farmhouse. The ambulance returned to Marion at 2:22 a.m.

SATURDAY

7:19 p.m. — Marion ambulance transferred a patient from St. Luke to Newton Med.

9:25 p.m. — An 86-year-old man who fell outside a house in Eastshore subdivision at Marion Reservoir was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

Dispatchers checked on the availability of the ambulance, which was still on Sunflower Rd., en route back from Newton, before initially giving the call to Hillsboro ambulance.

However, Marion ambulance immediately reported that it would handle the call and Hillsboro ambulance was told to disregard it.

The ambulance arrived at Eastshore 14 minutes later. It was back in its station at 10:51 p.m.

11:36 p.m. — A woman with a head injury at the lake hall at Marion County Lake was taken by Marion ambulance to Via Christi – St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Ambulance attendants asked for a law enforcement officer to ride along because the patient was suffering from what they described as psychological problems.

11:37 p.m. — With Marion ambulance tied up on the call to the lake, Hillsboro ambulance was sent to the 100 block of Eisenhower Dr. in Marion for a report of a woman suffering acid reflux. The ambulance arrived 21 minutes later and transported the woman to St. Luke. The ambulance was back in quarters at 2:33 a.m.

SUNDAY

3:07 a.m. — Marion ambulance was sent back to Marion County Lake to stand by while law enforcement officers investigated a report of a fight near the lake’s bait shop. At least one man reportedly had suffered facial cuts. The ambulance remained on the scene until 3:48 a.m., but no patient was found.

Three minutes after the ambulance returned to its quarters, it was summoned back to the lake at 4:01 a.m. after law enforcement officers located one of the people they had been seeking. At 4:23 a.m., however, the person declined to be transported to a hospital, and the ambulance returned to Marion.

At least one suspect appeared to have been taken in custody by Marion police, who responded along with sheriff’s deputies.

4:45 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance responded to a death at a house in the 200 block of S. Birch St. in Hillsboro. A coroner was assigned.

10:50 a.m. — Hillsboro firefighters were called to reset an alarm after a cooking accident at Tabor College housing in the 300 block of C St.

12:31 p.m. — Marion ambulance transferred a patient from St. Luke to Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.

3:23 p.m. — Just arriving back in Marion, Marion ambulance was sent to a dock near Upland Rd. and Lakeshore Dr. at Marion County Lake for a 24-year-old with a broken leg, who on instructions from St. Luke was transported directly to Newton Med.

Technical difficulties prevented monitoring of emergency dispatches after 10:32 p.m. Sunday. until 8:55 a.m. Monday.

MONDAY

Technical difficulties prevented monitoring of emergency dispatches until 8:55 a.m. Monday.

8:59 a.m. — A patient with headaches and breathing difficulty in the 200 block of E. Grand Ave. in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

9:02 a.m. — A dialysis patient with difficulty breathing, whose child found her lying on the ground in the 500 block of S. Ash St. in Hillsboro, was taken to HCH by Marion ambulance. Because Hillsboro ambulance was handling the previous call, firefighters and first responders from Hillsboro and the county emergency medical services director also responded. The patient arrived at HCH at 9:29 a.m.

9:47 a.m. — Without returning to quarters, Hillsboro ambulance transferred a patient to Via Christi – St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.

12:50 p.m. — With only one EMT in Marion and one in Peabody, the Peabody EMT rendezvoused with the county EMS director at Westview Manor in Peabody to transfer a patient to St. Luke in Peabody ambulance.

Last modified June 22, 2017

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