Photos: EMS agency holds ‘teddy bear boo-boo’ clinic for children
In honor of EMS Week, North Stonington Ambulance taught kids about the EMS industry by demonstrating on stuffed animals
By EMS1 Staff
NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. — An EMS agency held an event in honor of EMS Week to teach children about emergency services in a fun way.
North Stonington Ambulance hosted a “teddy bear boo-boo” clinic for elementary school children in an effort to get them comfortable with different tools and teaching them not to be afraid if certain procedures have to be done.
The event included three first aid tables where children practiced procedures on teddy bears, an anatomy table, a demo station about backboarding and a video about how the 911 system works.
“I’m so pleased to say it was a HUGE success and all the children from pre-K to 5th loved the idea and actively participated,” North Stonington Ambulance member Ashley Magnant said.