Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Resources

NYS EMSC Products

Some NYS EMSC products are available from the Department's Distribution Center. To order, call (518) 465-8170. Provide the product name and publication number. There is no fee for the products.

If you have any problem obtaining any of the PDF files, please contact the EMSC program at (518) 402-0996 Ext. 1,4.

The EMSC Program provides prehospital care services with EMSC-related resources for education and events such as open houses, when requested, as available. However, this activity is limited. Therefore, services are encouraged to contact the National EMSC Resource Center, at http://www.ems-c.org, to review and order a variety of EMSC products through the National EMSC Clearinghouse. Many of these products or resources are free of charge or are downloadable. When visiting the National EMSC web site, click on Products and Resources, then EMSC Product Catalog. Available resources are arranged by subject area.


Bureau of EMS Policy Statement 15-03 Recommended Pediatric Equipment for Certified EMS Response Vehicles

Equipment List for Emergency Ground Ambulances

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has co-authored a joint policy statement, " Equipment for Ground Ambulances " along with 6 other National Associations (American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) and National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO))

This list of pediatric equipment for Ground Ambulances has been approved and endorsed by New York's State EMS Council (SEMSCO), State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMAC) and the EMS for Children Advisory Committee (EMSCAC) for all certified EMS agencies in New York.

NHTSA Materials For Safe Transport of Children in Ground Ambulances

AAP Releases Policy Statement: Consent for Emergency Medical Services for Children and Adolescents.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released the policy statement Consent for Emergency Medical Services for Children and Adolescents. The purpose of the statement is to provide guidance in those situations in which parental consent is not readily available, in which parental consent is not necessary, or in which parental refusal of consent places a child at risk of significant harm.

Emergency Preparedness

Injury Prevention

EMSC National Resource Center Publications and Resources

The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center (NRC) maintains a comprehensive, searchable database of publications and resources created by EMSC grantees using federal EMSC dollars. These products are available, free of charge.

Safe Kids

AAP/ACEP/ENA Guidelines on Care of Children in the Emergency Department

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released the AAP/American College of Emergency Physicians/Emergency Nurses Association joint policy statement "Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department". Endorsed by 22 other national organizations this statement offers recommendations for essential equipment, medications, personnel training, and key policies necessary for optimal pediatric emergency care. It also offers recommendations that should promote improved hospital readiness for children in disasters. Most children with emergency medical conditions or traumatic injuries are seen in community hospitals; therefore, all hospital emergency departments must be ready to care for children of all ages and in any situation.

Guidelines for Care of Children in the ED Checklist

The Guidelines for the Care of Children in the Emergency Department "checklist" was created by the EMSC National Resource Center to accompany the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Americn College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) 2009 joint policy statement "Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department," allowing hospitals to assess whether their emergency departments are prepared to care for children. The checklist was developed in collaboraton with AAP, ACEP and ENA. The original AAP, ACEP, and ENA joint policy statement can be found online at:

Child Abuse and Maltreatment

EMTs were added to the list of mandated reporters of suspected cases of child abuse and maltreatment in February 1, 2002. While EMTs are not specifically required to obtain training in child abuse and maltreatment, the Bureau of EMS EMSC Program has been able to develop and identify training options to assist EMS providers in carrying out their mandated reporter responsibilities.

Child Abuse Training

Mandated Reporter Training From the NYS Office of Children and Family Services

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services Mandated Reporter Training is available online. This training is fully narrated and interactive, the two-hour Self-Directed Online Mandated Reporter Training saves your progress as you complete each 10-15 minute section and allows you up to 30 days to complete upon registering. This training meets the New York State Education Department's mandatory requirements for training in child abuse identification and reporting.

  • Click here for no-cost online Mandated Reporter Training in child abuse and neglect/maltreatment identification.