Scenes From Teddy Bear Clinic At LAMC

Kindergarten students from the Los Alamos Public Schools were treated to the annual Teddy Bear Clinic Friday at Los Alamos Medical Center. The program gives students a better understanding of the emergency services available to the community and to build confidence and familiarize them with how these services work. The first stop as the students arrived was to receive a backpack containing a small teddy bear and other goodies. The students were filled with excitement. Photo by John McHale/

In the emergency room nurse Claire Garrett treats Teddy for a hurt leg. Photo by John McHale/

At the helicopter pad, Pilot Geoff Rogers with Classic Air Medical shows the students where the patient is placed for transport. The snow did not put a damper to the enthusiasm. Photo by John McHale/

LAFD gives every one a fire hat, which was a welcome item to keep the snow off young heads. Photo by John McHale/

In the ambulance Medic 1, Firefighter Ryan McNiff demonstrates the heart monitor to the eager students. Photo by John McHale/

Evelyn Stupka gets to sound the siren in the LAPD cruiser under the direction of the officer. Photo by John McHale/