EMS for Children Overview

Visit the Maine EMS-C Advisory Committee & Minutes page for meeting information

What is the Maine EMS for Children (EMS-C) Program?

The Maine EMS-C program focuses collaboratively with Maine EMS Agencies, Hospital Emergency Departments, Stakeholders, and EMS and Hospital personnel to encourage preparation, education, and care for those under 18 years old.  Our goal is to reduce pediatric mortality and morbidity by ensuring appropriate and effective pediatric emergency care.  Funding for our program is through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  We work within a federally defined set of performance measures that strike a balance between EMS, hospital, and long-term resourcing of the State for pediatric responses, care, and transport.  We also work with the New England EMS for Children collaborative for regional improvements and the NASEMSO Pediatric Emergency Care Council for national improvements.

  1. EMS-C Performance Measures Summary (PDF)
  2. EMS for Children Program Performance Measures Manual (PDF)
  3. Maine EMS-C Overview (PPT) and Maine EMS-C Overview (PDF)
  4. EMS-C Advisory Committee Overview (PDF)


State & Local Partners

Federal Partners