Steering Committee

Formation & Roles

The Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Steering Committee was formed as part of a joint national effort to improve the quality of prehospital 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 planning, development, evaluation, dissemination, measurement, feedback and logistical activities associated with addressing prehospital emergency care gaps.

Three working groups were formed to work on various aspects of prehospital pediatric readiness: Dissemination, Toolkit, and Assessment. 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). Additional information about the Steering Committee can be found in the Charter.


  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM)
  • AAP Section on Emergency Medicine (SOEM)
  • American Ambulance Association (AAA)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) EMS Committee
  • ACEP Pediatric Emergency Medicine (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 Pediatric Disaster Coalition (NPDC)
  • 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
  • EMSC Data Center (EDC)
  • Pediatric Emergency Care Research Network (PECARN)

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 (IHS)
  • National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS

Subject Matter Experts

  • ED Pediatric Readiness Steering Committee
  • Policy Statement Authors
  • Technical Report Authors

Ad Hoc Members (available as needed)

  • International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED)