Discovery students donate teddy bears to Fire District 1

May 09, 2012
Courtesy of: Fire District 1 Pic-Students at Discovery Elementary donated hundreds of stuffed animals to firefighters from nearby Mariner Fire Station 11 in Snohomish County Fire District 1. Firefighters will carry the stuffed animals on engines and medic units to give to children who need comforting in the emergency situations.

Students at Discovery Elementary School recently collected teddy bears and other stuffed animals for Snohomish County Fire District 1 crews to give to children in emergency situations.

The Discovery PTA and students have been donating stuffed animals to Fire District 1 for more than 10 years. Students presented the stuffed animals to firefighters from nearby Mariner Fire Station 11, who visited the school with a fire engine and medic unit to say thank you.

“We appreciate this donation from the students of Discovery Elementary School,” said Leslie Hynes, spokesperson for Fire District 1. “We carry teddy bears on all our engines and medic units to comfort children we see on emergency calls. Community donations make this possible.”

Fire District 1 is the largest provider of fire and emergency medical services in Snohomish County, with full-time staffing at 12 fire stations. The department serves nearly 200,000 residents in the unincorporated Snohomish County, Brier, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Woodway.

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