Friendswood EMS receives top rating for pediatric readiness

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Friendswood’s volunteer emergency medical services has earned the Gold Level of Readiness under the Texas EMS for Children State Partnership Voluntary EMS Pediatric Readiness Program.

“We have always tried to serve residents of all ages with the highest level of excellence. This award means that the goal of providing Friendswood’s children with the best emergency medical care possible is being reached. That is not only demonstrated in how we respond to an emergency call, but also through ongoing efforts to educate children, their parents, and be involved in the community,” Friendswood EMS Chief Lisa Camp said in a news release.

The Gold Level of Readiness is the highest qualification given by the program, which is a statewide initiative focused on improving pediatric emergency care.

Friendswood EMS, which is funded in part by donations from residents, was only one of two to receive the qualification this year, according to the release.

“Two of the greatest assets we have in Friendswood are our volunteers and a desire to achieve excellence,” said Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland said in the release. “This Gold Level recognition of our EMS team shows that they have successfully combined both of those assets as they care for the youngest residents of Friendswood. I am proud of their accomplishments.”

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