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January 2, 2008 --  Copies of the FL EMSC K.I.D. Kit are available from the Florida EMSC program. Email Patricia Kenyon at Copies are also available at the EMSC National Resource Center. Contact the NRC at


August 7, 2007 --
  The K.I.D. Kit has been completed! Copies will be distributed to the Florida EMS and Emergency care community within the next month. Watch this page for details on how to obtain copies of the K.I.D. Kit in the near future.                                                         

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December 30, 2006 --Production of FL EMSC's Kids In Disasters (K.I.D.) Kit is progressing. Staff and family members from the FL EMS Bureau and Ron Sachs Communications gathered in Tallahassee on Dec 2nd to tape the main triage scenario for the DVD. Many thanks to the Tallahassee Fire Department for hosting and assisting with the shoot and to all who participated, especially the very cooperative, creative and patient kids! 



November 18, 2006 --Dr. Romig's videotaped lecture from the "Pediatrics for the 21st Century" conference is now available for public viewing here.


October 12, 2006
-- Dr. Romig's three presentations on disaster preparedness at the American Academy of Pediatrics' 2006 National Conference and Exhibition were very well received and clearly thought-provoking. Dr. Romig's lecture at the "Pediatrics for the 21st Century" preconference session was the subject of a front-page feature article in the conference's daily newspaper "The AAP Highlight" on October 7th. Click here to see the article on the AAP's website. The videotaped lecture will be available to Pedialink subscribers in the near future.


September 6, 2006
-- EMS Battalion Chief Bob Tompos from the Taylor (MI) Fire Dept writes:

"Greetings Dr. Romig. I wrote awhile back to you regarding the excellent Triage Presentation of START and JumpSTART that we utilized to train the responders in our Fire Department in Taylor Michigan. I just wanted to let you know that it is being included on a disk to be distributed within Wayne County Michigan that has training resource information on ICS100, ICS700, and other relevant NIMS/NRP training information. This resource disk will help services within our County to facilitate training with responders and hopefully put us all on the same page regarding this important information."

Bob invites anyone with questions to contact him at or at (734)-374-1660. 


     These Taylor (MI) Fire Department B-shift crews used their recent MCI triage training when they responded  to a 16-victim vehicle crash in the fall of 2006.

September 4, 2006 --  The 6th edition of the Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course textbook is now available from Elsevier/Mosby Publishers. JumpSTART is one of the features in the Pediatrics chapter.


 September 4, 2006 -- The "Triaging Kids during a Disaster" CD features training on both START and JumpSTART. The CD is a collaborative product of the Delaware EMSC Program, the Delaware Dept of Health and Social Services, the Delaware Public Health Preparedness Section and the Critical Illness and Trauma Foundation, Inc.. The project was supported by funding from grants from the MCHB and the CDC. For more information, email Marie Renzi, the DE EMS-C Coordinator, at

August 16, 2006 -- The Board of Directors of the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) has appointed Dr. Romig as the organization's Medical Director of Pediatrics. She will serve as Advisor to NAEMT's Pediatric Committee and continue as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Prehospital Care (PPC)course. For more information about NAEMT and the PPC course, please go to their website at


The Florida EMSC Program is producing a pediatric disaster resource CD that will feature Powerpoint lectures on MCI triage, START and JumpSTART, Color Coding Kids (Update of the Broselow Tape and future applications), the Broselow-Luten Chemical Warfare Involving Kids (CWIK) Tool, pediatric issues in terrorism and pediatric medical problems after hurricanes. The CD will feature video scenarios of MCI triage and the use of the CWIK Tool. Also included will be additional Powerpoint presentations on other pediatric disaster-related topics and a number of other resources. Some of the material will also be presented in Spanish translation. The project should be ready for distribution by the end of 2006. It will be distributed within Florida and eventually made available through the National EMSC Resource Center. Watch this website for new information on the release of the CD and how to get a copy. You can also check the Florida EMSC website for progress reports.


EMS and hospital personnel from the Bioterrorism Preparedness Region 3 in Michigan participated in two one day disaster triage train-the-trainer workshops given by Dr. Romig in January 2006 . Training materials used in the workshop are among the files available for download here on the website. No teddy bears were harmed in the course of this workshop!


As an Emergency Health Educator with the CDC, Bill Rich has been teaching disaster preparedness and response in the American Pacific territories and other countries around the world for several years. Included in his courses are both START and JumpSTART training. Bill says that the training is always well received by EMS and hospital based personnel alike. We look forward to updates from Bill as he makes his way around the world, recruiting new additions to the JumpSTART Family!

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