Pennsylvania — State Partnership

Pennsylvania EMSC

Jan. 1, 1994 - Present

Grant Number
Project Overview
Pennsylvania will utilize the results of the statewide assessment of 2017 through a collaboration of work with the EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) to establish a program in Pennsylvania that will increase the number of EMS agencies who have an overseeing PECC. By forming a steering committee of invested partners, the PA EMSC program plans to develop a comprehensive program that includes building a website to promote the importance of a PECC and provide for resources to interested parties that will grow and sustain the program long after the funding award period closes.
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS (subcontract to Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council)
Main Contact











Name Role(s) Phone Email
Duane Spencer, BS, EMTP
  • Program Manager
(717) 795-0740
Josh Stewart
  • FAN
Jay Taylor
  • Program Director
(717) 787-8740
Vacant Vacant
  • Pediatric Medical Director/Advisor


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
PA PECC Social Media Pages Social Media Site Social media pages for the PA PECC project Ongoing Available Online
Emergency Guidelines for Schools Guidance/Information Guidelines for helping an ill or injured student: A resource for school nurses and other responders 2020 (online version) Available Online
Pediatric Voluntary Recognition Program Recognition Program Pennsylvania’s Pediatric Voluntary Recognition Program (PVRP) has been implemented in an effort to ensure that all children in the Commonwealth … 2020 Available Online
PA PECC Website Website/Webpage/Wiki The PA PECC project has been developed in support of an EMSC initiative to promote the oversight and safe delivery … 2020 Available Online
Pediatric Scenario Guidebook Protocol/Guidelines This resource will walk providers through a scenario containing vital signs, pertinent patient and call information, graphics, considerations and links … 2020 Available Online


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Improving EMS for Children Survey Responses Among Pennsylvania EMS Agencies Poster 2021 EMSC All Grantee Meeting 2021