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.

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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.):

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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 12, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2024 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

EMSC Advisory Committee meetings are currently conducted virtually:

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EMSC Designation
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EMSC Resources
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EMSC Education

Pediatric Trauma Education

North Dakota Baby Safe Haven

  • The Baby Safe Haven Law allows for a parent or parent's agent (another person acting with the patient's consent), who feels they are unable to take care of their baby, to surrender the baby without facing prosecution for abandonment.

Sickle Cell Disease in EMS Training

  • Location: Teams
  • April 25, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (This session will be recorded)
  • The number of EMS calls involving sickle cell disease has increased over the past two years. This event is a collaboration between ND EMSC and ND Special Health Services highlighting Dr. Doss; a specialist in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology. 
  • FREE - 1 Hour of LCCR
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2024 National Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Training

  • Bismarck: April 9 - 12
  • Williston: April 23 - 26
  • West Fargo: April 29 - May 2
  • East Grand Forks:  May 20 - 23
  • Minot: August 6 - 9
  • Flyer HERE


Safe Transportation of Children in Ambulance Training

Virtual Pediatric Symposium Series

Social Poisoning: Drugs & Dangers in the Modern World

Pre-hospital PECCs/Pediatric Champions (November 2, 2023)

Hospital and ED PECCs/Pediatric Champions (November 9, 2023)

TBI & Kids: From Injury & Beyond (September 19, 2023)

What About The Kids? Pediatric Disaster Preparedness (April 25, 2023)

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

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EMSC - Children and Youth with Additional Healthcare Needs or Disabilities

Emergency Information Form for Children With Special Needs

  • For distribution to families with children with special health care needs for completion before emergency response to collect and share vital information with EMS personnel.

Tips for Interacting with Service Animals

Family Voices: Children and Youth with Additional Medical Needs

  • Watch this presentation by Family Voices of North Dakota regarding EMS serving children and youth with additional medical needs, complete this quiz and earn one (1) hour of LCCR with a minimum of seven correct answers. Completing the quiz: download the file, open the pdf form, select your answers, and hit the submit button at the bottom of the quiz. 
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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. 

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Early Bird Award
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Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (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.