Emergency Medical Services for Children

The EMS Office administers the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program. This is a federally funded program, established to ensure that all children and adolescents receive appropriate medical care in a health emergency-no matter where they live, travel, or attend school. Services provided under this program include pediatric emergency care training to emergency medical technicians and nurses and procurement of pediatric emergency equipment. This program also supports two resource centers: National Resource Center (NRC) and the National Emergency Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC). The NRC has a nongovernmental website with free information for parents and professionals on disaster preparedness, what to do for pediatric emergencies, and links to other information and news.