May 22, 2015
As temperatures increase, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) urges families to adopt heat safety measures while enjoying the summer sun - especially for children. Through the Louisiana Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program, DHH is able to provide health professionals and community members with information and supplies to help prevent and prepare for pediatric medical emergencies, such as heat illness. The department urges parents to protect children enjoying outdoor activities during hotter months. National EMS Week is recognized May 17 -23, 2015.