After a recent Facebook post by a local citizen regarding biohazard waste left on scene, here is an official response by Boundary Ambulance:
We at Boundary Ambulance strive to be professional both operationally and clinically at all times. We try and hold ourselves to a high standard, knowing our community depends on us in prehospital emergencies.
Last week during an unusually high call volume period, our crews were summoned to a serious motor vehicle accident on Highway 2.
Both BAS and LifeFlight Helicopter crews were responsible for patient care.
After stabilizing the patient and transferring him to the LifeFlight crew, some items used for patient care and treatment were left on the scene and not retrieved by the crews.
This is obviously a complete oversight on our part as we always attempt to gather any waste left behind. We apologize for any inconvenience that this caused and after seeing the Facebook rant regarding this, have dispatched a crew to retrieve and clean up items that were left.
Please always know we would rather a quick phone call to request us to clean up items versus a Facebook post calling out our hardworking EMTs and Paramedics. Please feel free to call our on duty shift supervisor at (208)946-8832.
This number is to the Captains cell and is carried 24/7 365. Our EMS Captains work hard to make sure situations like this are handled efficiently and in a timely manner.