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Meet 999 Ted
Hi, My name is 999 Ted and I am the mascot of South Central Ambulance Service.

In this section you can find more about me, read my educational stories (just click on my picture here on the left), take part in competitions and much more.

TEACHERS AND PARENTS/CARERS: Follow me at @scas999ted.

Do you have any drawings of me or our ambulances? Send these to me via email at or via post at:

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, 7 – 8 Talisman Business Centre, Talisman Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 6HR

I will then display them on the Art Wall below.

My life story so far and fan club


999 Ted winning entryFinal 999 Ted mascot

I was designed and named by school children Jo-Jo and Phoebe, winners of the 2014 Name and Draw the Bear competition. Both were pupils of Fair Oak Junior School in Eastleigh, Hampshire. Find out more about me, my amazing stories and how you too can become a Paramedic and save lives in my SCAS Kids website. I also give you some tips on how to be safe. BE SMART….BE SAFE

Do you have any comments about my website and events? Send them to

Here is what some of my fans said: “SCASKIDS is great. It is clear for the children to use, extremely informative, great for a ‘start of the day activity’ in class, brilliant for Key Stage 2 children and a great educational resource for assemblies. The children will learn a great deal and enjoy using it during ICT lessons.” – Liz Steele, Teacher, Fair Oak Junior School, Eastleigh

I am planning to use the Dial 999 video during our ‘Coping in an Emergency’ session.” – Kizzi Keast, Senior Education Worker, Primary FOCUS Co-ordinator, IntoUniversity Southampton West

re: 999 Ted Story Time event at Bicester Library of 12 August 2016 “This project provides a great model for how to spread the message about the importance of being aware and staying safe to a young audience. Hosting this event in the library was not only great fun but proved to be informative for all the families attending. The children particularly enjoyed meeting 999 Ted in person and many brought their teddies along to meet him too! The feedback was positive and we hope to book another event later in the year. We would recommend the 999 Ted events to other community groups and schools.” – Alison Holland, Bicester Library



Watch this space for 2018/19 competitions.

SCASkids-999 Ted 2017 colouring calendar competition:

A big thank you to all the primary schools that took part.

The winning schools were:

Abbey Woods Academy, Wallingford


The Kings School, Fair Oak, Eastleigh

Faringdon Junior School

Picture gallery

999 Ted being filmed at Fair Oak School   999 Ted at Fairoak School 999 Ted with Kingsley at Reading FC  IMG_7410

Reading Children's Festival 035 999 Ted and Kingsley-Reading FC 2016  Bicester Library Aug 2016


Art Wall
21 October 2016 – Wexham Ambulance Station celebrated its 20th birthday

During the previous weeks children of the staff had the chance to take part in a drawing competition. The afternoon saw the judging of the competition by Clinical Operations Manager Neil Durrant. The winners were Sophie Nicholson and Austen Edwards.

Winner Austen Edwards's drawing

Austen Edwards’s drawing


Sophie Nicholson’s drawing

Congratulations to them both.


Bravery and saver award certificate

999 Ted - official design

Do you know a child who has saved someone’s life or have been a brave patient? Then read on..

Every year, we get children calling 999 for medical assistance, generally when a member of their family is suddenly taken ill.

If you are aware of a child who has dialled 999 for an ambulance and is a genuine ‘life saver’, please email with the details, including your name and contact number.

The certificate can also be given to children who are/were patients.

Read Herbie and Rufus’ story below


999 Ted and Emergency Care Assistant, Neil Kumar, dropped in to North Leigh Church of England Primary School  to pay a visit to two very special pupils.

Brothers Herbie, 6, and Rufus Taylor, 7, had been nominated for a Bravery Award by ECA Neil who had, along with his colleagues from Oxford City Resource Centre, been a regular visitor to the Taylor family home to help care for Herbie.

Neil said: “Herbie has NEMO deficiency syndrome – a rare type of immunodeficiency – which was diagnosed after he had meningitis as a baby.As a result, Herbie has had numerous operations and earlier this year had a bone marrow transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Amazingly, the bone marrow was donated by his older brother Rufus!

“Before this transplant, which has been a great success and made a massive difference to Herbie’s health, he had been rushed into hospital numerous times over the last few years by our crews. I am in constant awe at how this little lad has coped with the ordeal he has been through, and the treatment he continues to have, yet he is the most positive and happy little lad you can imagine.

“I nominated Herbie and Rufus for the award as they have both been very brave and thought it was right to celebrate such incredible boys.”

Neil and 999 Ted, along with headteacher Debbie Seccull, led a wholeschool assembly to inform the children about what it’s like to work on an ambulance and help identify the types of emergencies when children should, and should not, call 999. The assembly finished with the presentation of 999 Ted’s Bravery Certificates to Herbie and Rufus.