SC EMS for Children Program

In 1994, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) obtained federal grant funding to integrate the special treatment needs of pediatric patients into the state's EMS and hospital systems. This program became the South Carolina EMS for Children (SC EMSC) program.

The program is housed under the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). These national health agencies created specific Performance Measures to ensure optimal pediatric care is addressed and evaluated.

The EMSC program is advised by a committee of pediatric care experts from around the state. Each member provides their insight and expertise to program initiatives. The advisory committee meets quarterly and is open to any interested stakeholders.

EMSC Program Contact
Sable Land

Pediatric Webinar Series Recorded Sessions

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Pediatric Trauma Protocols

SC PEDS Ready Map

Pediatric Ready EMS & EMR

Peds Ready EMS Agencies

  • Prisma Health Ambulance Service, Greenville, SC
  • Piedmont Medical EMS, Rock Hill, SC
  • Horry County Fire Rescue, Conway, SC  
  • Dorchester County EMS, Summerville, SC
  • Charleston County EMS, Charleston, SC
  • Kershaw County EMS, Camden, SC
  • Calhoun County EMS, St. Matthews, SC
  • Lee County EMS, Bishopville, SC
  • Berkeley County EMS, Moncks Corner, SC
  • Fairfield County EMS, Winnsboro, SC
  • Orangeburg County EMS, Orangeburg, SC
  • Goose Creek Fire Department, Goose Creek, SC
  • Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue, Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Chester County EMS, Chester, SC
  • City of Hanahan Fire Department, Hanahan, SC

Pediatric Ready Hospital Recognition

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Pediatric Ready Hospitals

Basic Level

  • MUSC Lancaster, Lancaster, SC

Advanced Level

  • Prisma Oconee, Seneca, SC
  • Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC

Comprehensive Level

  • Prisma Greenville, Greenville, SC
  • Prisma Midlands Children's Hospital, Columbia, SC
  • MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital, Charleston, SC

Provider Resource Links

Family Resource Links

EMSC Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

2024 Minutes

January 25, 2024- EMS for Children Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

2023 Minutes

January 26, 2023-EMS for Children Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
April 27, 2023- EMS for Children Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
July 27, 2023- EMS for Children Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
October 11, 2023- EMS for Children Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

2022 Minutes

April 28, 2022- EMS Advisory Committee Minutes
July 28, 2022-EMS Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
October 12, 2022- EMS Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes



EMS Facilities