Project Teddy is a program designed to help provide specialized care for our pediatric population. Medically vulnerable children who may require specific interventions during emergencies are eligible for the program.
When a child is enrolled in Project Teddy, Vermillion Fire EMS personnel can work with their parents and care team to develop specific prehospital treatment plans. This creates a continuity of care and prepares first responders to adequately and immediately address a child's special needs.
*Eligible children have special healthcare needs and unique medical histories that may require special medical treatment. The purpose of Project Teddy is to help Vermillion Fire EMS personnel become familiar with your child’s special needs and specific care plans, so they are prepared to provide optimal treatment in case of emergencies. You will be contacted by Vermillion Fire EMS once the form has been reviewed.
If you would like more information, please contact the Vermillion Fire EMS Department at 605-677-7098 and ask for Schuyler Hellerich, Firefighter / Paramedic or Tony Klunder, EMS Division Chief.