Fire Houses, particularly those in NYC, understand the value and comfort of a teddy after so many of the firemen experienced Rescue and Recovery at St. Paul’s after 9/11.
Firemen put bears on the trucks to be carried to house fires.
Fireman Bob Latzen, of the Roslyn, NY Volunteer Fire Dept. gathered his buddies and carried 6,000 teddies to children in the Bronx after 9/11.
His picture is below: