Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)



The mission of Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is to reduce infant and child mortality and morbidity from serious illness or injury.

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) aims to provide the following.

  • State of the art emergency medical care for the sick and injured child or adolescent
  • The pediatric service is well integrated into an emergency medical services system supported by optimal resources
  • The full range of emergency services, including primary disease and injury prevention, acute care and rehabilitation, are provided to children and adolescents as well as adults.

The Georgia EMSC program is supported by the federal EMSC program and works in conjunction with several offices and organizations.

EMSC has been federally funded in Georgia since 1994 and has successfully developed many programs, distributed materials, and delivered pediatric education in the state. More recently, EMSC has been involved in the following projects.

  • Provide safe transportation devices to EMS agencies statewide.
  • In collaboration with the medical recognition committee, we develop and implement a recognition program for pediatric medical facilities. This effort is part of a national initiative, The National Pediatric Preparedness Project.
    • One of the cornerstones of the pediatric inpatient and prehospital preparedness project is the Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) also known as Peds CHAMP here in Georgia. The Peds CHAMP is responsible for coordinating specific pediatric activities and bringing pediatric interest to protocols and policies.
  • The EMSC Program Manager also provides support and collaboration with the State of Georgia EMSC Regional Council.

Program Members

Samantha Sindelar, Program Manager

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 404-909-2207

Samantha comes to the Georgia Department of Health with a solid ten-year background in EMS in the Atlanta metro area. Sam completed her AEMT and paramedic training at Gwinnett Technical College, where she is now an assistant instructor. She served the City of Atlanta while working for Atlanta 911 provider Grady EMS for seven years. Sam gained extensive pediatric knowledge and an in-depth understanding of pediatric services rendered in the state during his time with the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Transport Team. Samantha is excited to take on the role of EMSC Program Manager. Do not hesitate to share your comments, concerns or ideas.

Juana Smith, administrator

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 470-606-4229

EMSC email: [email protected]

Page last updated on 08/24/2022


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