Master Level Certification Received

Category: News
Published on 06 June 2014
Written by Ted Fessides

The Cranberry Township Emergency Medical Service is now an officially certified pediatric ambulance service.

 

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 two ambulance services in Butler County to secure the certification and the first transporting unit. 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 and does not have a usable seat of his or her own. Pediatric transports represent approximately ten percent of the Cranberry service’s call volume.