Emergency messages |  Hillsboro Star Journal


Broadcasts of these fire and ambulance calls were monitored over the past week:

SEPT. 28

1:41 am – A 30-year-old woman was taken from Hillsboro Community Hospital to Salina Regional Hospital by the Hillsboro Ambulance.

3:40 pm – A patient declined to be rushed to a hospital by the Hillsboro ambulance after a call that was only partially monitored.

6:26 p.m. – Firefighters from Marion and Lincolnville spent nearly two hours putting out a baler fire near 240th and Quail Creek Rds.

11:42 p.m. – A detached garage fire spread to a home in Washington and E Sts. in Hillsboro. Hillsboro, Durham and Marion firefighters put out the fire after a little over an hour but stayed on site until 3:14 a.m. Hillsboro ambulance stood by during the fire.

SEPT. 29

3:58 a.m. – Just eight minutes after their last fire truck returned to its station, Hillsboro and Durham firefighters and the Hillsboro ambulance were called to tackle another fire that struck the second floor of a house on Schmidt Lane and Marion Sts. in Lehigh. The fire fighters from Lehigh were also called, but if no one responded for more than 10 minutes, the fire fighters from Goessel were also called. A Lehigh truck stopped until 12:52 p.m., but all other firefighters were back in their stations by 7:32 a.m.

11:37 am – A resident of Parkside Homes, Hillsboro, was rushed by Hillsboro ambulance to Via Christi – St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Details of the call were garbled.

2:02 a.m. – Lehigh firefighters were called to inspect the smoldering remains of the house fire at 3:58 a.m. and spray water on any remaining hot spots.


11:10 am – A woman in her 60s who was found by a food delivery company lying on the floor after falling the night before was taken to Newton Medical Center by the Hillsboro ambulance from the 200 block on S. Lincoln Street in Hillsboro . Hillsboro firefighters helped lift the woman.

11:31 am – A woman who fell in an apartment building on the 700 block of Lawrence Avenue in Durham, who may have broken her wrist, was rushed to the HCH by an ambulance in Tampa. First responders from Durham and Marion Ambulance were also dispatched to the call.


8:18 am – An 82-year-old woman who claimed to be in pain and unable to walk was brought to Newton Med by a Hillsboro ambulance from an apartment building on 140th Street. between K-15 and Chisholm Trail Road. Goessel first responders were called, but did not answer.

10:37 am – An 83-year-old man who passed out with chest and arm pain in Block 300 of S. Roosevelt St. in Marion was rushed to St. Luke Hospital, Marion, by the Marion ambulance.

1:58 pm – A hospice patient was taken from McPherson Hospital to Salem Home, Hillsboro, by Hillsboro ambulance.

3:41 pm – A St. Luke patient was taken to McPherson Hospital by the Marion ambulance.

9:40 pm – A 72-year-old man in need of emergency surgery was taken from St. Luke to McPherson Hospital by Marion ambulance.


8:23 am – A pregnant 18-year-old woman who was in labor five to 10 minutes apart in an apartment building on the 500 block of Lawrence Avenue in Durham was brought to Newton Med by an ambulance from Tampa. A first responder from Durham arrived outside the ambulance.

7:46 pm – A 31-year-old man who had a seizure on the 800 block of N. Elm St. in Peabody was taken to St. Luke by the Peabody ambulance. Marion’s ambulance was also dispatched but recalled by Peabody EMTs.

7:51 p.m. – A 50-year-old man who failed to reply to a follow-up message after texting a friend saying he was having difficulty breathing was brought from a farmhouse near 350th and Diamond Rds. to Herington Hospital with the Tampa ambulance called with code words usually reserved for possible COVID-19 cases.

9:02 p.m. – Lincolnville firefighters determined that a carbon monoxide warning reported by an alarm company for a house on the 600 block of N. Newton St. in Lincolnville was a false alarm. The Marion ambulance was initially dispatched but turned back after residents showed no symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.


11:03 am – An HCH trauma patient was taken to St. Francis by the Hillsboro ambulance.

11:21 am – A cyclist who was unconscious and bleeding from his mouth after being hit by a car on Block 100 on S. Main St. in Hillsboro was taken to St. Francis by Marion Ambulance. Hillsboro first responders performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and resuscitated the cyclist before the ambulance arrived.

4:37 p.m. – A 64-year-old woman with chest and abdominal pain was brought to St. Luke by a Marion ambulance from a car parked outside a Hilltop Manor apartment in Marion.

4:48 p.m. – A woman complains of neck pain following a traffic accident near US-56/77 and 330th Road. was taken to St. Luke by Tampa ambulance. Lincolnville first responders helped.

6:47 p.m. – A 12-year-old boy reportedly sustained life-threatening injuries after a 10-year-old boy accidentally shot him in a farmhouse on 290th Street. between Chisholm Trail and Diamond Roads.

A bullet reportedly entered his chest through the 12-year-old’s wrist and pierced his shoulder. A Durham first responder provided first aid until the Tampa and Hillsboro ambulances arrived.

Hillsboro ambulance, also with Tampa EMTs on board, took the boy to the HCH helipad to be transferred to a LiveSave helicopter ambulance.


11:34 p.m. – A fire alarm in the townhouses of Tabor College was detected by Hillsboro firefighters as a false alarm from a cooking accident.