KVFD attains advance level recognition for pediatric EMS care
October 8, 2020

Joseph Miles, KVFD's EMS & Career Staff Manager announced today that with David Brandyberry, our Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator taking the lead, KVFD has been awarded the Advanced Level of the Pennsylvania Pediatric Voluntary Recognition Program.

In the next year or so we are hoping to expand out to the expert level and we will be now working toward that goal.

The EMS for Children Program in Pennsylvania is a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania Department of Health – Bureau of EMS, the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (PEHSC), and other partners as part of a federal grant initiative through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The mission of the Federal EMS for Children Program is to ensure that all children and adolescents, no matter where they live, attend school, or travel, receive appropriate care in a health emergency.

See this link for more information http://paemsc.org/