Shriners to donate thousands of teddy bears to firefighters

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- This time every year we seem to see many house fires. Just last week, St. Louis city firefighters rescued two little boys trapped in a fire. This happens to be Burn Prevention Week.

Pet Smart provided the funds to buy for the Shriners to buy plush stuffed animals to give to kids across the metro area.

Mike Underwood with the Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri and Dennis Burkholder with the Shriners joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to explain.

For a list of tips, visit:

To learn more about the Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri follow them at

To donate to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, call (800) 241-GIFT, visit or follow them at

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.