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Posted on: May 30, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Cranberry EMS receives pediatric accreditation

The Cranberry Township Emergency Medical Service is now an officially certified pediatric ambulance service, prepared to transport children and infants to hospitals as needed. On May 30, Pennsylvania’s EMS for Children Project Director presented the service with certificates of pediatric readiness. Receiving certification involved putting Cranberry’s EMTs and paramedics through supplementary pediatric education, obtaining additional legal clearances, and increasing the amount of pediatric supplies carried on its ambulances. The Cranberry EMS is one of only four ambulance services in the region to secure the certification. In addition, Cranberry’s EMS has a longstanding engagement in child car seat fitting campaigns. It also carries an inflatable car seat onboard its ambulances in the event a child who needs to be transported does not have a usable seat of his or her own. Pediatric transports represent approximately ten percent of the Cranberry service’s call volume. For more information, contact Cranberry Township Public Safety Director Jeff Schueler at jeff.schueler@cranberrytownship.org.

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