Killdeer Area Ambulance Service (KAAS) recently achieved recognition as being a “Pediatric Prepared” ambulance service by the North Dakota Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children program.
For the Dunn County Herald
In order to be named a Pediatric Prepared service, applicant agencies must achieve program standards in carrying pediatric equipment, receiving appropriate training, and provided community outreach. As part of the voluntary recognition program, KAAS was awarded a certificate of honor, as well as decals for the service’s ambulances.
“Over 600,000 children are transported by ambulance every year in the United States, so making sure that EMS agencies are prepared to transport and treat those children is a priority,” said Elizabeth Pihlaja, program manager of the North Dakota EMS for Children program. “North Dakota’s emergency personnel work hard to ensure they are ready to care for kids, and we wanted to provide recognition for that time and effort. If you see the Pediatric Prepared decals on your community’s ambulance, be proud – it shows they are willing to go above and beyond to help the children in your community.”
If you would like more information on the North Dakota EMS for Children Pediatric Prepared Voluntary Ambulance Recognition Program, please contact the North Dakota Department of Health Division of Emergency Medical Systems at (701) 328- 2388. If you would like more information about Killdeer Area Ambulance Service, its activities, and how to volunteer, please contact Ann Hafner or Valerie Oakleaf at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 764-6300.