March 02, 2019
Caldwell, ID — On February 27, 2019, Larry Borchardt set out for a routine day as a school bus driver. Like any ordinary day, Larry worked his route transporting kids from West Canyon Elementary.
Along the drop-off route, Larry began to experience a severe headache and vision problems. Larry knew he couldn't continue driving. Larry found a safe spot to pull the bus over, activate the lights and call the bus station for help.
Larry says he doesn't remember much, though he does remember telling the kids to stay seated. From there, that is when courageous fourth and fifth grade boys jumped into to action to save the day. The quick actions from Jacob Farris and Tyler Thompson from West Canyon Elementary allowed Larry to receive emergent medical care and share the story of his heroic students.
The care team at West Valley Medical Center will recognize Jacob and Tyler at a Great Save ceremony in partnership with the first responders that were on scene during the medical emergency: Canyon County Paramedics, Canyon County Sherriff and Caldwell Fire.
Monday, March 4, 2019
West Canyon Elementary - Cafeteria
19548 Ustick Rd.
Caldwell, ID 83607
The media is invited to join West Valley Medical Center, Canyon County Paramedics, Canyon County Sheriffs and Caldwell Fire for this "Great Save" event.