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KYEMSC recognizes agencies as part of EMS for Children Day

May 22, 2019

Contact:  Morgan Scaggs,, (502) 330-9007

KYEMSC 2019 Pediatric Recognition

As part of National EMS Week’s EMS for Children Day today, May 22, the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services’ (KBEMS) Kentucky EMS for Children (KYEMSC) Pediatric Recognition program is proud to recognize the following EMS agencies who go beyond what is required by the state in terms of providing pediatric care:

  • Buechel Fire Protection District
  • Burlington Fire Protection District
  • Georgetown Scott County EMS
  • Hebron Fire Protection District (2nd year)
  • The Medical Center Emergency Medical Services (2nd year)
  • Murray Calloway County Hospital Ambulance Service
  • Somerset Pulaski County EMS
  • Whitley County EMS

“Improving emergency medical care of children in all of our communities across the state is crucial,” said KYEMSC for Children Project Director Morgan Scaggs. “These agencies have gone the extra mile in their commitment to improving emergency pediatric care that sets a standard for others.”

KYEMSC developed the Voluntary EMS Pediatric Recognition program to acknowledge EMS agencies that go beyond what is required by the state in pediatric care by completing the additional program requirements.

To be recognized, an agency must designate a pediatric emergency care coordinator to ensure integration of the unique needs of pediatric patients into all aspects of emergency care, comply with national recommendations for pediatric equipment carried on the ambulance and engage in pediatric-focused community outreach activities. There are also requirements for additional pediatric-related continuing education and annual demonstration of pediatric skill competency for all EMTs and paramedics.

This is the second year for the recognition program and all participating agencies will need to reapply annually to demonstrate their continued commitment to excellence in pediatric emergency care. KYEMSC commends the agencies above for their dedication to meeting the needs of the children in their communities.

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