Emergency Medical Services for Children

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11th annual EMS for Children Crew of the Year Award

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In honor of EMS for Children Day 2020, the Texas EMS for Children State Partnership is now accepting nominations for 11th annual EMS for Children Crew of the Year Award. This award is granted to an EMS crew or station who has displayed outstanding care for a child in an emergency medical or trauma event, demonstrated exceptional effort in the development of pediatric training or quality improvement programs, or was instrumental in planning and conducting creative injury prevention programs.

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Plano City Council Recognition of Plano Fire and Rescue
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2018 Crew of the Year Award - Plano City Council

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Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, right, on behalf of the Plano City Council recognized Fire Fighter Anthony DiMarco, center, and the Plano Fire & Rescue Department for winning the 2018 EMSC Crew of the Year Award.

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GOLD Level Recognition - Cedar Hill City Council

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Chief Kevin Cunningham EMT/P, EMS division chief and fire fighters from the Cedar Hill Fire Department were recognized by the Plano City Council for meeting the requirements for GOLD Level recognition of the EMSC Voluntary Pediatric Readiness Program.

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About Us

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Emergency Medical Services for Children
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The Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership, Texas is a statewide collaborative project working under grant from the Health Resource and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Emergency Medical Services for Children Program.

Baylor College of Medicine is the site of the Texas EMSC office and is working in partnership with the largest children’s hospitals in Texas, their affiliated colleges of medicine, and representatives of the Texas Department of State Health Services. Through this collaboration, the EMSC State Partnership, Texas will create the infrastructure to assess and achieve defined EMSC Performance Measures. In addition, the EMSC State Partnership, Texas will work tirelessly to improve education, research and pediatric pre-hospital care.

The Texas EMSC works toward ensuring that:

  • State-of-the-art emergency medical care for the ill or injured child or adolescent is available when needed
  • Pediatric services are well integrated into the existing state emergency medical services system
  • The entire spectrum of emergency services, including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation, is provided to children and adolescents at the same level as adults
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Programs and Projects

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  • Voluntary Pediatric Readiness Program for Hospitals
  • Voluntary Pediatric Readiness Program for EMS Agencies
  • PRQC Collaborative Project