We Work Together to Save Children's Lives

Emergency Medical Services for Children is the only program in the United States that is focused on pediatric emergency care.

What is EMSC?

EMSC has been working together to save children's lives for over 25 years!

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The MINNESOTA POISON CONTROL SYSTEM is there for you 24/7!

When the unexpected happens…check out the blog page to learn more about NPPW and ways to prevent pediatric poisoning. Also check out the new video on our YouTube channel featuring DePomps and Kirk from the MN Poison Center.

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EMSC Sit Down with MN Poison Center – YouTube


When YOUR CHILD is curious…

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Curious kids can get into…well, everything. That’s why you can ask Poison Centers anything! When your child is curious, Poison Help is here for you 24/7. No judgment–just fast, free, confidential, and expert advice. Save this number when they’re little, use it for a lifetime: 1-800-222-1222. #NPPW24

Pictures from March 18 – Downtown Minneapolis – Support of NPPW

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Is your agency prepared to handle pediatrics?!?!?!

EMS Peds Preparedness Toolkit

The Pre-hospital Pediatric Readiness Project (PPRP) toolkit empowers EMS agencies – including fire departments that respond to medical 911 calls – to be prepared to provide high-quality care for children in accordance with national recommendations, also known as being “pediatric ready.”

Is your hospital prepared to handle pediatrics?!?!?!

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ED Peds Preparedness Toolkit

Why improve pediatric emergency care?

Children have unique characteristics that require specific care, especially in emergencies. But not all children have access to specialized pediatric care. In fact, 80% of children receive emergency care in general EDs. General EDs primarily treat adults and may not be well-prepared for children. 

Pediatric readiness saves lives.

Improving pediatric readiness is vital. Research shows that high pediatric readiness (>87 points on the NPRP assessment) is associated with:


We Want You to Become a Pediatric Champion!

EMSC MN is seeking individuals that are interested in improving the quality of pediatric care at your EMS agency or hospital. We created a fun little video to explain what a Pediatric Champion is and how to join the team of others.

Check out the video here

Happy National Poison Prevention Week

NPPW-Flyer-2024-1Download Mandy Slag, RN, MPH, Poison Center Educator & EMSC Advisory Committee Member During National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23 or anytime, the Minnesota Poison Control System is here when your “unexpected” happens. call 1-800-222-1222. Our poison experts are available...
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Happy International Women’s Day!

On this day of celebration, EMSC would like to thank ALL the amazing women who make a difference every day for children in Minnesota. BIG thanks to our female first responders, EMS professionals, hospital-based professionals, nurses, physicians, and so many...
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It’s okay to be sad, we all are.

Our public safety community across the state of Minnesota is in pain after the tragic loss of three of our own- Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth, Officer Paul Elmstrand Officer and Matthew Ruge and we want to acknowledge the hurt. On behalf...
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Connecting You With Pediatric Emergency Resources

Visit our resources section to learn more about the tools we provide to EMS Providers, Hospitals and community members to ensure children have the best chance of surviving a medical emergency.