Firefighters host teddy bear clinic

  • Enterprise staff
  • Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:14pm

Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animals to the fire station on Saturday, Sept. 6 for Snohomish County Fire District 1’s Teddy Bear Clinic Open House.

The teddy bears will be “patients” as firefighters show children how they use the equipment in the medic unit to help people on aid calls. About 80 percent of the 13,500 calls that firefighters responded to in Fire District 1 last year were for emergency medical aid. All Fire District 1 firefighters are certified as either emergency medical technicians or paramedics, and respond to both fire and medical aid calls.

The open house will also feature engine tours and other activities for children. The event will take place at four fire stations on Sept. 6 on the following schedule:

10 a.m. to noon: Hilton Lake Fire Station, 3525 108th St. SE, Everett; and Mountlake Terrace Fire Station 18, 3900 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Lake Serene Fire Station, 4323 Serene Way, Lynnwood; and Silver Firs Fire Station, 13611 Puget Park Dr., Everett.

Contact Leslie Hynes for more information, 425-551-1243 or visit Fire District 1’s Web site:

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