The aim of this day is to raise awareness for the need for specialised emergency medical care for children. Medical personnel, teachers, and caregivers are encouraged to focus on this aim. Activities are organised to help raise funds and support for the program.
Each year, the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians to honor Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. As part of the week, Wednesday is dedicated specifically to Emergency Medical Services for Children.
National EMSC Day was founded by the Federal EMSC Program and partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Emergency Nurses Association to raise awareness concerning the need for improved care for children in prehospital and acute care settings.