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.

Currently, the program focuses on the required performance measures with an emphasis in education for pre-hospital and hospital providers on the care of the pediatric patient, pediatric medical equipment, and guidelines to promote better health care outcomes for children.

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

Pediatric Webinar Series Recorded Sessions

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Pediatric Trauma Protocols

Pediatric Ready  EMS

Application and Guidebook

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

Pediatric Ready Hospital Recognition

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Pediatric Ready Hospitals – Basic Level

  • Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Columbia, SC
  • Summerville Medical Center, Summerville, SC
  • Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • MUSC Lancaster, Lancaster, SC

For additional information, please contact Sable Land, EMS for Children Program Coordinator at (803)-545-4486

2023 EMS for Children Advisory Council Meetings

  • January 26, 2023
  • April 27, 2023
  • July 27, 2023
  • October 26, 2023

EMSC Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

2023 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

2021 Minutes

Jan. 28, 2021 - EMSC Advisory Committee Minutes July 22, 2021 - EMSC Advisory Committee Minutes Oct. 28, 2021 - EMSC Advisory Committee Minutes


2020 Minutes

Jan. 23, 2020 - EMSC Advisory Committee Minutes July 23, 2020 - EMSC Advisory Committee Minutes Oct. 22, 2020 - EMSC Advisory Committee Minutes

2019 Minutes

Jan 2019 Meeting Minutes April 2019 Meeting Minutes July 2019 Meeting Minutes October 2019 Meeting Minutes

EMSC Resources


EMS Facilities