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April 25, 2006
Toronto EMS alerts public to missing paramedic equipment bag
Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is issuing a public safety warning after a paramedic medical equipment bag went missing from the site of an emergency call early Sunday morning.

Paramedics reported the equipment missing at approximately 5 a.m. on Sunday, April 23 as they responded to a medical emergency call at an apartment at 930 Queen’s Plate Dr. The Toronto Police Service is investigating.

The missing bag is a blue, soft-sided suitcase bag inscribed with the word ‘Oxygen’ and a Toronto EMS crest. The bag contains Basic Life Support airway management equipment, including an oxygen tank with a regulator, bag-valve mask, and assorted oxygen masks. Also included in the equipment bag are a primary care symptom relief drug kit containing epinephrine, ASA, glucagon, nitroglycerin spray and ventolin along with assorted syringes and a biohazard ‘sharps’ container that may hold dangerous, contaminated items.

Anyone who has information on the missing airway bag should call Toronto EMS Headquarters Security at 416-392-1000. The bag can be returned to any Toronto Police Station, any Toronto EMS ambulance station, or Toronto EMS Headquarters at 4330 Dufferin St.

Toronto EMS reminds all members of the public to be extremely careful around medical equipment, supplies or medications that could be hazardous.

Media contact:

Larry Roberts
Media Relations and Communications



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