The EMS for Children Program 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 Program 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.
The Pennsylvania EMS for Children Program is pleased to showcase our new video on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness. This video provides a brief overview of what concussions are, the signs/symptoms associated, and when you should call 9-1-1 for a suspected concussion.
The next webinar will be held on August 06, 2015 at 6pm. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
Recorded webinars are eligible for Pennsylvania EMS continuing education credit. To obtain con-ed credit, an EMS provider must first view any of our previously recorded webinars on our Educational Initiatives page, and then complete the con-ed survey by clicking here.
To view previous webinars and see the upcoming schedule, visit our Educational Initiatives
After thorough review by the Pennsylvania EMS for Children Advisory Committee and the PA EHS Council Board of Directors, we are pleased to present the 2015 updates and revisions to the Pediatric Voluntary Recognition Program. Exciting changes include the addition of a new level to the program, added equipment requirements, and mandatory national survey assessment participation.
Is your EMS agency Prepared for Pediatrics?
For more info, and to see the most currently list of EMS agencies involved in the Program, visit our Current Projects page.