There’s a bear in there

The children of the Gisborne SES all set to perform a very important rescue. (Supplied)

The children of Gisborne State Emergency Service volunteers are on track to follow in the footsteps of their parents, offering their services to a teddy’s rescue.

Gisborne SES unit and their children filmed a simulated search and rescue operation of a teddy in the forest on May 7.

Gisborne SES deputy controller of operations Di Dale said the group hoped the video would encourage a new generation of volunteers.

“It’s really about instilling the legacy … of volunteering in the future,” Ms Dale said. “Children capture audience’s attention better than adults do, and [the video] will bring their attention to volunteering.”

This is the second time the SES has used a film clip to engage the community. In May 2016, a clip of teddy’s previous rescue was posted on Facebook and reposted more than 1200 times.

This year’s video will hit social media in June.