A child gets a chance to use a fire hose during Puget Sound Fire’s Teddy Bear Clinic on May 18. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

A child gets a chance to use a fire hose during Puget Sound Fire’s Teddy Bear Clinic on May 18. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Teddy Bear Clinic a hit in Kent with children, parents

Children receive free teddy bears, check out fire engines, aid cars and fire hoses

More than 500 children and parents attended the annual Puget Sound Fire Teddy Bear Clinic in Kent.

Children had an opportunity to have their teddy bear checked by firefighters, take photos, make buttons and see an aid car, a brush truck and two different types of fire engines during the Saturday, May 18 event at Station 74, 24611 116th Ave. SE.

The first 400 children received a free teddy bear courtesy of radio station Warm 106.9. The young visitors then headed to a wellness check with emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Some of the teddy bears needed a little TLC and others needed a bit more care with splints and bandaging, according to Puget Sound Fire.

Kent-based Puget Sound Fire thanked its community partners and volunteers for making the clinic possible, including the Communications Support Team, Covington Parks & Recreation, Kent Public Works, Maple Valley Parks & Recreation, Mom’s Day Out, Safe Kids, SeaTac Parks & Recreation, Tri-Med Ambulance, Valley Communications Center, Washington Alliance for Better Schools, Zone 3 Fire Cadets and honor students from Kentridge High School.


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Puget Sound Fire personnel conduct a wellness check on teddy bears. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Puget Sound Fire personnel conduct a wellness check on teddy bears. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

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