Welcome to the Pennsylvania EMS for Children Project!

The EMS for Children Project in Pennsylvania is a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania Department of Health - Bureau of EMS, the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (PEHSC), and other partners as part of a federal grant initiative through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The mission of the Federal EMS for Children Program is to ensure that all children and adolescents, no matter where they live, attend school, or travel, receive appropriate care in a health emergency.

This site has been specifically designed for EMS providers, parents, and the community to provide information on the Pennsylvania EMSC Project and its activities. We encourage you to browse the various menu options above to learn more about the EMS for Children Project.  If you have any comments or questions about the site, please let us know by clicking on the "Contact Us" tab.


Pediatric Symposium Webinar Series

The next webinar will be held on Thursday, February 05, 2015 at 6pm.  The topic for this webinar is tentatively set to be on Child Abuse & Neglect and recent updates and changes to the law.  More information will be released as it becomes available.

To view previous webinars and see the upcoming schedule, click here: Educational Initiatives


Upcoming Educational Opportunity

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