Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is an initiative of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin. The Alliance manages this program in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The goal of EMSC is to expand the capacity and improve the quality of pediatric emergency care, both before and after the child arrives at the hospital. This will be accomplished through collaboration, advocacy, consultation and partnerships with agencies, systems and organizations working in emergency services throughout the state.
The National Emergency Medical Services for Children program is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The program is the only federal program focused on improving the quality of emergency care for children. The national EMSC guidelines serve as a model for developing a comprehensive statewide EMSC program in Wisconsin.
Membership on the EMSC Advisory Committee includes pediatric and emergency/trauma care specialists (physicians, nurses), emergency response staff and family representatives.
View our emergency care resources.
For more information, please contact Erica Kane at (414) 337-4572.
Fire department ambulance vehicles transport approximately 45 percent of patients each year while 55 percent are transported by non-fire-based ambulance providers.