Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)


The North Dakota Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program begin in 1996 and is funded by a state partnership grant initiative through the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The mission of the North Dakota EMSC program is to improve pediatric emergency care for children in all areas of North Dakota by assessing needs and providing resources for hospitals and EMS programs and personnel.

EMSC Statute and Rules

The EMSC program is a federal program and follows federal guidelines. The EMSC program is not referenced in North Dakota Century Code (N.D.C.C.) or North Dakota Administrative Code (N.D.A.C.). The administrative rules referenced below are applicable to specific performance measures of the EMSC program.

North Dakota Administrative Code (N.D.A.C.):

EMSC Advisory Committee

EMSC Advisory Committee Bylaws

EMSC Advisory Committee Members

EMSC Advisory Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

EMSC Advisory Committee Meeting Dates: Meetings are conducted the second Tuesday of every third month.

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (This meeting was originally scheduled for June 13.)
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

EMSC Advisory Committee meetings are currently conducted virtually:

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EMSC Designation
EMSC Resources
  • Transporting Children in Ambulances: Much has changed as it relates to care of and transportation of children in ambulances and it is important that ambulance services are aware of the current standards for transport and available equipment to properly secure children. This training video will provide education and resources to ambulance departments. For questions on the training, please direct them to the presenter, Carma Hanson, MS, RN and Coordinator of Safe Kids Grand Forks (email:  safekids@altru.org or 701.780.1872).
EMSC Education

Pediatric Trauma Education

Virtual Pediatric Symposium Series

Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) - Temporarily on-hold.

EMSC Pediatric Readiness Recognition Program for Ambulances

The North Dakota EMSC Pediatric Readiness Recognition Program for Ambulances exists to recognize ambulance services for their commitment to the highest quality care for pediatric patients in North Dakota. 

Early Bird Award
Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC)
  • Prehospital PECC
    • What is a PECC? A Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator is an EMS provider designated within your organization who ensures that its providers are prepared to care for ill and injured children. Having a PECC is the single most important step for enhancing pediatric care in your service. A PECC is an essential part to having your service be considered Pediatric Ready. Ideally every agency will have on or more PECCs but multiple agencies may share the same PECC. 
      • Click HERE for more information.
    • Complete Prehospital PECC Application
  • Hospital PECC - Coming Soon!