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Safe Transport of Children Ad Hoc Committee (STC)

Purpose | Goals | Committee Members | Meeting Schedule & Records | Resources

Committee Chair
Eric Hicken,CPM, EMT-P
EMSC Program Manager
Office of EMS
NJ Department of Health

Committee Vice Chair
Katherine R. Schafer
Program Manager
New Mexico EMS for Children and Child Ready Programs

Staff Liaison
Mary Hedges, NASEMSO Program Manager


The Safe Transport of Children (STC) Ad Hoc Committee was created for the purpose of examining current resources and pursuing research to develop specific and practical recommendations and promising practices for safely transporting children in ground ambulances.


  • To recommend the criteria or specifications for proper restraint of children in ambulances. Such criteria will be evidence-based and will consider safety of both patients and providers.
  • To have the recommended criteria adopted by one or more accredited standard setting organizations.
  • To develop a strategy and resources for educating EMS providers on safely transporting children in ground ambulances based on the recommended criteria or standards.

NASEMSO Presenters at the Panel Presentation on"Developing Standards for the Safe Transport of Children," on Oct. 18, 2017, at EMS World Expo. Left to right are: Dr. Marilyn Bull (Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University), Brandon Kelly (Wyoming Office of EMS), Stephanie Busch (NEDARC), and James Green (NASEMSO Engineering Consultant).