Utah Department of Public Safety


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.

Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Outreach Series (PETOS)

Primary Children’s Hospital, Emergency Medical Services for Children, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services 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.

John Wilson Autism Awareness Program

A specialized education initiative designed to equip emergency medical services (EMS) personnel with the knowledge, skills, and sensory tools to treat pediatric patients on the autism spectrum effectively. This program provides training in recognizing common behaviors and characteristics associated with autism, de-escalation strategies, and sensory sensitivities. To schedule a course for your EMS agency, contact Jeffery Wilson. jeffwilson122615@gmail.com

Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers (PEPP)

Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), PEPP is a complete source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children. To schedule a course, contact our PEPP Coordinator Erik Andersen at Erikandersen@utah.gov

EMSC Resources

Bike Rodeo Program

EMSC Connects Newsletter

Utah Pediatric Trauma Network

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: https://utahptn.org