Residents of Prestige Care and Rehabilitation in Edmonds collected more than 100 teddy bears and stuffed animals for Snohomish County Fire District 1 crews to give to children in emergency situations.
Firefighters from Edmonds Fire Station 16 visited the facility on Feb. 14 to thank residents and accept their donations on behalf of Fire District 1, which provides fire and emergency medical service in Edmonds.
“We appreciate this donation from Prestige Care residents. We carry teddy bears on all our engines and medic units to comfort children we see on emergency calls. Community donations make this possible,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Fire District 1.
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 more than 220,000 residents in the unincorporated communities, Brier, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace and Woodway.