Broadcasts about these fire and ambulance calls were monitored this past week by the newspaper:
1:33 a.m. — A 78-year-old man disoriented and complaining of sweats was taken by Marion ambulance from the 200 block of W. 11th St. in Florence to St. Luke Hospital, Marion.
1:48 a.m. — A 58-year-old woman was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from Hillsboro Community Hospital to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
9:23 a.m. — A medication issue, which had been reported directly to the county ambulance service, resulted in a resident of Homestead Senior Residences in Marion being taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.
4:29 p.m. — A 76-year-old woman who fell and hurt her shoulder in the 200 block of S. Cedar St. in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.
9:03 p.m. — Marion firefighters and ambulance checked a malfunctioning carbon monoxide alarm in a camper at the county lake.
10:21 p.m. — An 80-year-old woman was transferred from HCH to Newton Medical Center by Hillsboro ambulance.
11:19 p.m. — A 75-year-old man on blood thinners who fell near Mustang Rd. and US-50 and was bleeding was taken to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, by Marion ambulance. Hillsboro ambulance attendants, en route back from transferring a patient to Newton Med, assisted. No Peabody-based ambulance attendants were on duty.
8:38 a.m. — A 47-year-old woman, ill for a week with chest pains, shortness of breath, and fever, was taken to Newton Med by Marion ambulance. A lone attendant in Peabody ambulance assisted with the call.
10:11 a.m. — A 59-year-old woman with knee pain was checked by Hillsboro ambulance in the 400 block of S. Coble St. in Marion but declined to be taken to a hospital, preferring instead to go by private vehicle to Newton Med. Hillsboro ambulance handled the call because Marion ambulance had not yet returned from Newton.
4:50 p.m. — An unattended stubble field fire near Mustang and 170th Rds. was extinguished in less than half an hour by Marion firefighters.
2:08 a.m. — A woman who fell out of a wheelchair near 240th and Kanza Rds. declined to be taken to a hospital by Hillsboro ambulance.
5:37 a.m. — A 57-old-man with chest pains was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to Newton Med from a farmhouse near 120th and Indigo Rds. Peabody ambulance also responded to the call.
7:14 a.m. — Both Peabody ambulance and Hillsboro ambulance, en route back from Newton, started to respond to what a medical alerting service later reported to be a false alarm. The location was garbled on newspaper recordings of the call.
4:06 p.m. — Marion and Hillsboro ambulances were sent back to a farmhouse at 120th and Indigo Rds., this time for stroke-like symptoms. A patient was transported to Via Christi – St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, after Peabody firefighters were paged to help drive Hillsboro ambulance. Marion ambulance returned to its station.
7:19 p.m. — Three burning hay bales near K-15 and 230th Rd. were extinguished by Hillsboro firefighters who spent 1½ hours at the scene.
11:53 a.m. — A one-vehicle accident on 260th Rd. near Pawnee Rd. resulted in calls to Marion ambulance, Tampa firefighters, and Marion rescue squad, but the accident proved minor and no emergency response was needed.
12:06 p.m. — A 63-year-old man with trouble breathing was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to HCH from a mobile home in the 300 block of W. 3rd St. in Hillsboro. Marion ambulance offered to provide assistance but was not needed.
4:30 p.m. — An HCH patient was transferred to St. Francis by Hillsboro ambulance.
6:57 p.m. — A woman stepped on by a horse just west of US-56/77 on 320th Rd. was taken to St. Luke by Tampa ambulance. First responders from Lincolnville assisted with the call and moved construction barricades to allow easier access by the ambulance.
8:06 p.m. — A 51-year-old man was transferred from HCH to Wesley by Hillsboro ambulance.
10:04 p.m. — A fire that melted a trash container at 5th and Barker St. in Florence was extinguished in less than 15 minutes by Florence firefighters.
1:32 a.m. — An HCH patient was transferred to St. Francis by Hillsboro ambulance.
4:57 p.m. — Another HCH patient was transferred to St. Francis by Hillsboro ambulance.
5:23 p.m. — A woman who briefly stopped breathing in a backyard in the 200 block of S. Garfield St. in Marion declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance despite being classified as being in a potentially life-threatening state. Marion firefighters and two Marion police officers also responded to the call.
7:13 p.m. — A 73-year-woman who activated a medical alarm after possibly falling near 120th and Indigo Rds. declined to be taken to a hospital by Peabody ambulance. Hillsboro ambulance, returning from Wichita, also responded to the call.
7:49 p.m. — Hillsboro’s fire chief checked a backyard grill’s propane tank, which briefly caught fire in the 300 block of N. Madison St.
8:54 p.m. — A 73-year-old woman whose leg was scratched by a dog was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke from Homestead Senior Residences in Marion.
8:59 p.m. — An 88-year-old woman with chest and stomach pain was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to HCH from the 100 block of Kansas St. in Lincolnville. First responders from Lincolnville asked to be paged and responded 13 minutes before the ambulance did.
3:45 a.m. — Marion ambulance draw blood from a potentially intoxicated person being held at the county jail after a traffic stop at US-77 and 190th Rd.
5:14 a.m. — A 77-year-old woman who fell in the 200 block of S. Cedar St., Marion, was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.
9:03 a.m. — Using code words that could indicate a COVID-19 situation, dispatchers sent Hillsboro and Peabody ambulances to near 140th and Jade Rds. for an unresponsive 89-year-old woman with difficulty breathing. She was taken to Newton Med by Hillsboro ambulance.
9:34 p.m. — A 33-year-old man with stomach pain and vomiting was taken by Tampa ambulance to Herington Hospital from the 300 block of Lincoln Ave. in Tampa.
Last modified July 8, 2020