Ready Teddy is EMS' safety mascot. The fuzzy bearamedic has been teaching children about injury prevention and EMS for seven years, and so far millions of Texas children have read his coloring book, worn his "I'm an EMS friend" sticker and heard his messages of injury prevention and EMS awareness.
Also Ready takes great pictures – take a look at this Photo Gallary.
Ready with little girl
Ready with Texas EMS Award winnners
Ready says hi to a young friend
Ready Teddy mascot suits are available for loan through the Texas Department of State Health Serves. To reserve a suit for your organization or school to use in injury prevention programs, call the DSHS EMS and Trauma Systems Coordination office at (512) 834-6700 or call any DSHS field office. (To find out how to contact your local field office, click here.) Cost associated with use of the Ready Teddy suit is nominal, ranging from shipping costs to a small deposit for cleaning of the suit. The suits are reserved on a first come, first served basis. A Ready Teddy suit can also be purchased. The bear suit, including bear head with interior fan, body, feet, hands, monogrammed safety orange jacket and hat and monogrammed leather booties, costs approximately $750. The monogrammed paramedic shirt costs approximately $100 and an ice vest, used by the wearer to combat the heat, is about $350. (Prices are subject to change.) For more information about ordering bear suit pieces, call Nancy Rosas at (512) 834-6700, ext. 2363.
Ready Teddy materials and other EMS-related materials can be ordered from DSHS or by filling out and sending in the order form. Materials are free of charge and available on a first come, first served basis. Brochures, coloring books, activity books and stickers can be ordered from the EMS brochures order form, also found in the Texas EMS Magazine. Click here to go to the Publications page. Note: Ready Teddy coloring books are currently out of stock.
When Minutes Count: A Citizens Guide to Medical Emergencies
A fold-out first aid guide for what to do before EMS arrives. (E-EMS-014)
EMS Standards forms
Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate form
Signs of a Concussion (Cards from Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council)
Adult- English, Spanish
Child- English, Spanish
EMS and Trauma Systems Overview- Brochure
The EMS for Children program has resources to assist health care professionals integrate pediatric care into the EMS/trauma system. Many projects developed through this program are still in great demand, such as the Children with Special Healthcare Needs curriculum and the PEPP Course. Also check out the Links page for more web sites.
Read about theTexas EMS Magazine.