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The authors examined the preparedness levels of U.S. emergency medical services agencies specific to the care of children who are involved in mass-casualty events. Less than 15% reported pediatric-specific mass casualty plans, and while almost 70% reported participating in local disaster drills within the past year, fewer than half of those drills included pediatric victims.