Welcome to the Pre-Hospital Pediatric Readiness Project

The 2024 PPRP Assessment Opens in May!

Thank you for visiting the PPRP Assessment website. The assessment for New Jersey, North Carolina, and Northern Mariana Islands is now closed as scheduled.

We thank all who responded while this field test period was open, and for your continued interest in evaluating readiness to care for children.

The National assessment will be open for all other states and territories in May 2024.

The National Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project (PPRP) is an initiative to ensure all U.S. EMS agencies and fire-rescue services that respond to public 911 medical calls have essential resources in place to provide high-quality emergency care for children. The project is led by the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program in partnership with more than 30 national organizations and stakeholders.

Explore the links below to access tools and resources to improve your agency’s level of pediatric readiness and to prepare for the assessment.


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The following joint policy statement and technical report were both released in 2020:

These documents will help you to better understand the principles that guide prehospital pediatric care and are the basis for PPRP tools and resources.


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Two resources, available on a separate site, can help your EMS agencies and fire-rescue services address gaps in pediatric readiness:

You may want to print a copy of the assessment (English version or Spanish version - COMING SOON) and review it with your agency administrator and/or pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC)/pediatric champion to become familiar with the questions. You will then need to return here to complete the assessment online. Once the assessment is completed, a gap report will automatically open, outlining the pediatric readiness strengths of your agency/fire-rescue services and areas for quality improvement.

Thank you for participating in the leading initiative across the United States and its territories for improving the readiness of prehospital agencies to care for children!

For questions on the PPRP assessment, contact EMSpedsReadySupport@hsc.utah.edu.

Check out the  PPRP assessment frequently asked questions (FAQ).

For more information about the PPRP or resources to support improvement, visit our sister site PediatricReadiness.org.


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