Emergency Dispatches At Hillsboro (Latest News)

The newspaper was listening in on the radio broadcasts on the fires and emergency calls over the past week:


9:30 a.m. – A Hillsboro ambulance transported an 80-year-old man who had choked on food at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro to Hillsboro Community Hospital. Marion’s ambulance first responded as well but was not needed.

9:42 a.m. – A woman with a fever at Marion County Jail was transferred to St. Luke Hospital, Marion, by Marion ambulance.

12:22 p.m. – An 84-year-old man who fell and hurt his back at Marion Assisted Living was carried to St. Luke by Marion EMS. At first, an ambulance from Hillsboro was sent as well, but it wasn’t necessary.

2:16 p.m. – A different St. Luke patient was transferred by Marion ambulance to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

6:13 p.m. – The patient who fell at 12:22 p.m. was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to Salina Regional Health Center.

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8 p.m. – Peabody firefighters concluded that a chemical stench in the 800 block of N. Olive St. was from painted wood being burnt in a rear yard.

10:11 p.m. A 30-year-old guy who possibly overdosed in the 800 block of N. Elm St. in Peabody was carried to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance. In addition to Marion’s ambulance, Peabody’s ambulance responded to the call as a first responder.

10: 54 p.m. – A 68-year-old man was transported to HCH by Peabody ambulance at 10:54 p.m. after he was found struggling to breathe in a farmhouse near 120th and Indigo Rds A Marion ambulance was dispatched as well.


Technical issues precluded the recording of transmissions from 7 to 11:38 a.m.

12:58 p.m. – A 34-year-old lady was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from HCH to NMC Health, previously Newton Medical Center.

2:45 p.m. – A St. Luke patient was transferred by Marion ambulance to NMC. On instructions from the county ambulance director, an extra requested transfer from HCH to NMC was delayed until Marion’s ambulance returned to the county.

3:56 p.m. – A Peabody ambulance transported a 48-year-old Florence woman with diabetes and depression to St. Luke’s Hospital. Firefighters in Florence did not react to a page.

4: 34 p.m. –   Hillsboro ambulance arrived to finish the patient transfer from HCH to NMC after Marion’s ambulance had returned to the county.

7:03 p.m. — An 80-year-old man lying face down on the roadway in the 500 block of S. Lincoln St, after collapsing and suffering a nosebleed and difficulty breathing was carried to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

7:14 p.m. — A detector indicating high levels of carbon monoxide at a residence near 190th and Falcon Rds. was determined by Hillsboro firefighters to be a false alarm. Marion’s ambulance first was contacted because one of the evacuated residents had a headache. However, ambulance attendants afterward were advised they were not needed.

9:20 p.m. – A Hillsboro ambulance transported a 35-year-old lady from Oakwood Apartments in Hillsboro who had a high fever, and chest pains, and was having difficulty breathing.


12:27 a.m. — An 81-year-old woman, bleeding from her head after she fell out of a wheelchair at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro, rejected to be carried to a hospital by Hillsboro EMS.

10:23 a.m. — A false alarm prompted Peabody firefighters to a home in the 800 block of N. Chestnut St. in Peabody.

2:38 p.m. — A 36-year-old guy who slid and struck his head while struggling with another person at a rental residence in the 600 blocks of S. Roosevelt St. elected to walk to St. Luke on his own rather than be sent by Marion EMS, which checked him at the site.

6:53 p.m. – A 74-year-old woman who fell and damaged her hip at Parkside Homes was carried to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.


3:10 a.m. — A 60-year-old Marion woman was transported to St. Luke from Homestead Senior Residences by Marion ambulance due to her inability to feel comfortable due to an old sciatic injury.

7:20 a.m. – An 87-year-old woman was transported by Marion ambulance from a farmhouse near 40th and Yarrow Rds. to Susan B. Allen Hospital, El Dorado, after being treated for an infection the day before. Before the ambulance arrived, the patient was cared for by Burns first responders.

9:29 a.m. – Marion ambulance transported a 64-year-old woman from St. Luke’s to NMC.

10:13 a.m. – A Peabody ambulance transported a 96-year-old lady who was found unresponsive in a home in the 400 block of N. Locust St. to NMC.

11:28 a.m. — An 86-year-old woman who collapsed at a residence in the 700 block of E. 1st St. in Hillsboro and could not get up was carried to HCH by the county’s backup ambulance, stationed in Hillsboro.

12:26 p.m.  A Hillsboro ambulance transported an 89-year-old man from Parkside Homes who had low blood pressure.

 5:42 p.m. –The Marion ambulance transported a 68-year-old woman from St. Luke to Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.

7:57 p.m. — A 31-year-old Florence woman was transported to NMC by Marion ambulance after having a seizure and feeling chest symptoms in the 100 block of W. 3rd St. Despite the fact that Peabody ambulance was also contacted, the attendants were informed that their services were not required. Firefighters in Florence did not react to a page.


12: 48 a.m.– Ambulance medics from Marion treated an unarmed woman who fell between her bed and a wheelchair in the 500 block of South Cedar Street. The address initially was misreported as being in the 400 blocks. The patient declined to be brought to a hospital.

1:38 a.m.–  A Marion ambulance arrived to transport a 50-year-old lady who was having difficulty breathing at a residence in the 300 block of C St. in Ramona to Salina Regional. A member of the team from Tampa ambulance, which also was summoned, accompanied Marion’s medics on the trip.

11:29 a.m. – An emergency room patient at St. Luke was transferred by Marion ambulance to Wesley.

1:54 p.m. — A 5-year-old girl who fell off a bed and bumped her head at a residence in the 600 block of N. Chestnut St. in Peabody was assessed by medics from Marion EMS, which was nearby while returning from Wichita. This woman hasn’t been taken to a medical facility.

5:06 p.m. —  After initially being mistaken for a single-car accident near the intersection of US-50 and 90th Rd., it was revealed to be a farmer examining a field when his vehicle became stuck in the mud. Peabody and Goessel firefighters and Peabody ambulance were dispatched but ordered to disregard the call.

7:01 p.m. – A 91-year-old male not feeling well in the 300 block of Meadow Ln. in Goessel was taken to NMC by Hillsboro ambulance. First responders from Goessel did not answer a page.

Technical problems connected to a power breakdown prohibited the recording of transmissions from 9:02 to 10:23 p.m. During that event, Marion firemen responded to reports of trees toppled into electrical wires.


2:29 a.m. – Marion ambulance personnel assisted an unarmed 86-year-old man who fell at Marion Assisted Living. He refused to be rushed to the hospital.

6:54 a.m. — A bewildered 36-year-old male banging on apartment doors in the 500 block of W. Grand Ave. in Hillsboro was checked by Hillsboro ambulance attendants at the request of Hillsboro police. Hospitalization was not his choice.

9:07 a.m. —  After entering a residence in Hillsboro’s 200 block of N. Main St. to check on a 30-year-old man who was reportedly suicidal, police and sheriff’s deputies called for an ambulance and firefighters from Hillsboro. Ambulance crews treated the man’s wrist injuries and searched for signs of gas leakage before bringing him to HCH for further treatment.

9:39 a.m. —  First responders from Goessel and medics from Marion ambulance evaluated an 86-year-old woman who fell at a farmhouse near 100th and Chisholm Trail Rds.  and she declined to be transferred to a hospital.

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11:54 a.m. — Marion ambulance transported a 27-year-old male trauma patient from St. Luke’s to NMC.

2:10 p.m. — A 91-year-old man from Goessel’s 300 block of Meadow Ln. was transported to NMC by Hillsboro EMS as a COVID-19 patient. Goessel first responders did not answer a page.

7:16 p.m. – A 58-year-old male was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to Salina Regional.

9:50 p.m. – An elderly motorcycle rider, whom Canton police were attempting to locate due to probable dementia difficulties, was found outside Casey’s General Store in Hillsboro and transferred to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

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