Broadcasts about these fire and ambulance calls were monitored this past week by the newspaper:
2:45 a.m. — A 50-year-old man with gastrointestinal issues was transferred by Marion ambulance on a non-emergency basis from St. Luke Hospital, Marion, to NMC Health, formerly Newton Medical Center. The ambulance returned to its station two hours later.
5:55 p.m. — A 73-year-old woman, dizzy and having trouble breathing, was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance from a farm house near 220th and Remington Rds.
7:54 p.m. — A 22-year-old woman feeling dizzy at Hilltop Manor apartments in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.
8:28 p.m. — Marion ambulance responded to an unattended death at Homestead Senior Residences in Marion.
4:26 p.m. — A 43-year-old man with chest pains and difficulty breathing was taken by Hillsboro ambulance from the 200 block of E. Grand Ave. in Hillsboro to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. The ambulance returned to its station at 7:13 p.m.
6:35 a.m. — At the request of a sheriff’s deputy, Marion ambulance medics drew blood from a county jail inmate.
10:38 a.m. — A 90-year-old woman having trouble getting up at a farmhouse near 130th Rd. and US-77 was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.
8:29 p.m. — An 89-year-old man having trouble breathing at a Parkside Homes duplex in Hillsboro was taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital by Hillsboro ambulance.
9:20 p.m. — Although ambulance attendants suggested that a Canton ambulance would be closer, Hillsboro ambulance was sent to treat a patient who might have broken a leg at a ranch just east of the county line near 250th and Alamo Rds. Radio transmissions do not indicate whether a patient was transported, but the ambulance did not return to Hillsboro until 11:55 p.m.
9:38 p.m. — What was described as a small, unattended pasture fire, earlier reported as a controlled burn, near 160th and Old Mill Rds. was extinguished by Marion firefighters, who spent less than half an hour at the scene.
9:51 p.m. — With Hillsboro ambulance still on its call to east of Canton, Marion ambulance was dispatched to treat a 79-year-old man with a bloody elbow and having trouble breathing after he tripped over a curb in the 300 block of N. Lincoln St. in Hillsboro. Hearing the call, a Hillsboro firefighter suggested that Hillsboro first responders should be dispatched as well. They were, but the man declined to be taken to a hospital.
12:23 a.m. — A 46-year-old man with trouble breathing at Grand Oaks Apartments in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.
9:45 a.m. — Hillsboro ambulance transferred a patient to St. Luke Living Center in Marion from Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. The ambulance headed back to its station from St. Luke nearly three hours later.
3:32 p.m. — A patient feeling pain from a recent surgery declined to be taken to a hospital by Hillsboro ambulance from a residence near 180th and Indigo Rds.
5:23 p.m. — A baler on fire in a field east of 350th and Quail Creek Rds. was extinguished by firefighters from Ramona, Tampa, and Lost Springs, who spent almost two hours battling the blazing and mopping up.
7:25 p.m. — An woman who lost consciousness in the 100 block of Berry St. in Lost Springs was taken to Herington Hospital by Tampa ambulance. Marion ambulance also was dispatched
4:14 a.m. — A 41-year-old man, throwing up all night at a residence in the 300 block of N. Elm St. in Burns, declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance, which returned to its station two hours later.
8:16 a.m. — A 42-year-old woman, dizzy and experiencing chest pains in the 500 block of Lawrence St. in Durham, was taken to HCH by Tampa ambulance. A first responder from Durham made initial contact with the patient.
9:33 a.m. — A 47-year-old man on blood thinners who cut his foot with a tractor in the 500 block of N. Plum St. in Peabody was taken to NMC by Peabody ambulance. A shift supervisor filled in as the ambulance’s second crew member.
7:32 p.m. — Fifteen hours after an earlier call to the same residence, a 30-year-old man having seizures from alcohol withdrawal in the 300 block of N. Elm St. in Burns was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance. First responders from Burns assisted. Peabody ambulance also was dispatched, but the call was canceled.
8:26 p.m. — With Marion ambulance occupied, Hillsboro ambulance was called at the request of a sheriff’s deputy to examine an angler with a fishing hook stuck in his hand in the 100 block of Lakeshore Dr. at Marion County Lake. The snagged fisherman declined to be taken to a hospital.
9:59 p.m. — A 42-year-old woman was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from HCH to Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita. The ambulance was back in its quarters at 12:16 a.m.
10:33 a.m. — A Tampa firefighter asked for Tampa ambulance to be sent to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tampa after a woman in her 90s passed out. The firefighter soon afterward told dispatchers that the woman was feeling better and did not want an ambulance. However, the ambulance continued. Upon examining the patient, emergency medical technicians asked Hillsboro ambulance to meet them midway between Tampa and HCH to add a paramedic to their crew. The ambulance then continued not to HCH but to NMC. The ambulance returned to its station more than 2½ hours later.
12:56 p.m. — A 36-year-old obstetrics patient was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from HCH to NMC on a non-emergency basis.
8:35 p.m. — A confused 75-year-old man who had fallen and injured his foot several hours earlier was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to HCH from a residence in the 300 block of Willow Rd. in Hillsboro.
7:53 a.m. — A 73-year-old woman who slipped, fell down stairs, and may have dislocated her shoulder at a farmhouse near 250th and Xavier Rd. was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance. First responders from Lincolnville helped with the call.
9:50 a.m. — A single hay bale on fire a mile south of Aulne was extinguished within 40 minutes by Peabody firefighters, who remained on the scene and additional 20 minutes.
11:54 a.m. — A downed power line and a transformer that briefly caught fire in the 1900 block of Navajo Rd. in Canada were rendered safe by Marion firefighters until an Evergy crew arrived at 1:06 p.m.
1:17 p.m. — A rekindled hay bale sent Peabody firefighters back to 130th and Pawnee Rds. for nearly two hours of additional mop-up duty.
2:42 p.m. — A patient with unspecified concerns was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke after a medical alarm was activated at Homestead Senior Residences
3:10 p.m. — A man whom police found on the ground in the 400 block of S. Floral Dr. in Hillsboro was helped up by the officer and by medics from Hillsboro ambulance. He declined to be taken to a hospital.
Last modified July 20, 2022