Steering Committee

The Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Steering Committee has been formed as part of a joint national effort to improve the quality of pediatric emergency care under the umbrella of the National Pediatric Readiness Project. This committee’s scope concentrates on addressing pediatric readiness gaps within the prehospital environment and includes all planning, development, evaluation, dissemination, measurement, feedback and logistical activities associated with addressing prehospital gaps. The Steering Committee’s scope also includes budgetary, timeline and coordination activities. The scope of working groups created by the Steering Committee will be defined by each group with guidance from the Steering Committee. Initial efforts of the Steering Committee will focus on 9-1-1 EMS agencies with the potential to expand work into other aspects of EMS systems (e.g., interfacility transports, community paramedicine/mobile integrated healthcare, and disaster preparedness).

Steering Committee Members

The Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from various national, international, and federal EMS Pediatric Readiness stakeholders. The Steering Committee may choose to add representation from other specific stakeholder groups as needed. Groups represented on each subcommittee or working group are defined by the Steering Committee with ad hoc members also added as needed.

The roles of Steering Committee members are to:

  • Commit to the committee’s purpose and goal
  • Actively participate in and contribute to the committee’s efforts
  • Represent the views of their respective stakeholder organization
  • Effectively communicate ideas leading to goal accomplishment

  • Organizations/Associations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM)
    • AAP Section on Emergency Medicine (SOEM)
    • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) EMS Committee
    • ACEP PEM Committee
    • American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT)
    • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
    • International Association of EMS Chiefs (IAEMSC)
    • International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
    • International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
    • National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE)
    • National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) Pediatric Emergency Care Council
    • National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)
    • National Association of EMTs (NAEMT)
    • National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA)
    • National Registry of EMTs (NREMT)
    • National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) EMS Rescue Section
  • EMSC Grant Recipients/Partners

    • EMSC Innovation & Improvement Center (EIIC)
    • EMSC Family Advisory Network (FAN)
    • EMSC State Partnership Grantees
    • National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC)
    • Pediatric Emergency Care Research Network (PECARN)
  • Subject Matter Experts

    • ED Pediatric Readiness Steering Committee
    • Policy Statement/Technical Report Authors
  • Federal Partners

    • Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR) Emergency Management and Medical Operations
    • Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) EMS for Children Program
    • Indian Health Affairs
    • National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS