South Australian Country Fire Service Promotions Unit

Raising awareness of the roles, training and activities of CFS Volunteers state-wide


Trauma Teddies

Providing support to children

The CFS Trauma Teddy

These Teddy Bears, are referred to as Trauma Teddies, are standard stowage on CFS appliances. If Firefighters encounter children involved in an incident, either by direct involvement, such as becoming stuck in play equipment, or affected by a situation such as a vehicle crash, the trauma teddy can be a way of comforting a child and shifting the attention away from the incident and towards something positive.

Photographs on this page taken by Ashley Hosking, CFS Promotions Unit