“For years we’ve wanted to offer a program on safety issues for the children of our community,” said Courtney Taylor, director of Gordon EMS, a service of Gordon Hospital. “But we wanted to deliver it in a way that was more engaging and be something that they would better remember.”
EMT Woody Davis, who has more than 20 years of public safety experience, joined with Taylor to research and plan the concept that would ultimately result in the 6-foot-tall costumed mascot.
The Gordon Hospital Auxiliary assisted with funding for the outreach tool that will appear at schools, parades, fairs and other gatherings.
In addition to offering safety lessons tailored for bikes, cars, water, homes and emergencies, Mac the Medic also will familiarize children with ambulances and visit with young hospital patients in need of cheer and encouragement.
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