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Office of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness

Utah Department of Health


Utah’s Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program aims to promote an integrated EMS and Trauma Response system to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the pediatric population (ages 0-14, inclusive) in Utah and the surrounding inter-mountain region by working in partnership with Primary Children’s Hospital to:

  • Promote and support injury prevention
  • Deliver culturally competent training
  • Conduct performance improvement activities for communities and health care providers.

EMSC Connects Newsletter

Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Outreach Series (PETOS)

Primary Children’s Hospital, Emergency Medical Services for Children, Office of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness and the University of Utah have partnered to offer free Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Outreach Series (PETOS) to EMS providers.

The lectures are held on the 2nd Monday of each month from 2:00pm to 3:00pm and are presented by physicians from Primary Children’s Hospital.  For more information, please visit the PETOS website.

Children’s Health Information Red Pack (CHIRP)

The CHIRP program is a free service provided the Utah Emergency Medical Services for Children program within the Utah Department of Health and Human Services. The goal is to ensure that up-to-date information is easily available for emergency medical services providers if you have to call 9-1-1 to assist your child with special health care needs. Please use the link below to create or retrieve a CHIRP sheet for your child.

Utah Pediatric Trauma Network (UPTN)

The Utah Pediatric Trauma Network will develop, refine, and recommend methodologies, standards, and guidelines to reduce morbidity, mortality, and the cost of injury to pediatric patients in Utah. One of the primary goals of the UPTN is to help extend pediatric trauma expertise to all providers who treat injured children within the State. By collaborating with each facility, best care guidelines and benchmarks of quality care will be established based on the individual facility’s capabilities and resources. Thus, working towards the right treatment of each injured child at the right facility within the right period of time.

UPTN Website:

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Contact Tia Dickson (; 801-707-3763) with questions or concerns regarding the Utah EMSC program.