78,774 children were transported via ambulance in Pennsylvania in 2015 — that’s one transport every 7 minutes! In order to ensure that EMS agencies are prepared for pediatric patients, the Pediatric Voluntary Recognition Program (PVRP) was created by the EMS for Children program, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS. This is a multi-tiered recognition program for EMS agencies who wish to establish programs and standards to improve their capabilities to deliver care to pediatrics. Participation in the program is entirely voluntary.
Click the link below to download the application and program overview manual. PEHSC is currently accepting applications and will be issuing recognition’s on a rolling basis. (coming soon – online application submission)
UPDATED Recognized PVRP Agencies 10-27-2023