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Welcome to the Northwest Community EMS System

The Northwest Community System is composed of a Resource Hospital, five associate hospitals and twenty-four provider agencies covering the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  Our EMS system has the distinction of being the first advanced life support sytem in the State of Illinois and the first multi-juristictional EMS system in the country.  We encouter over 60,000 patients per year. Learn more about us...

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Firefighter Behavioral Health Seminar offered

A seminar is being offered from the NIPSTA Fire Academy. The program is open, free of charge, to all members of the fire service from firefighter to company officers to chief officers. From Chief Smith (Prospect Heights) "If you or any of your members have not seen or heard Sarah I would highly suggest you do. It is two hours well spent". Read More...

Free Materials for Poison Control Education

In Illinois, there are more people hospitalized for poisonings than for injuries from firearms and motor vehicle collisions combined! Education is the key. We invite you, your staff/team/students to join us for llinois Poison Prevention Month. FREE! Online Poison Prevention Education Course FREE! Education and Promotion Materials on Orders Received by Sunday, March 12, 2017! Read More...

March is Illinois Poison Control Month

Each year, U.S. Poison Centers receive more than four million poisoning exposures calls. The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) handles over 80,000 calls annually via its FREE, confidential helpline (1-800-222-1222). Of those calls, almost half involved children 5 years of age and under but the most serious cause involved an adult. Read More...

Advisory Board Openings

The NWC EMSS Advisory Board has several openings for 2017-2019. Constituencies with vacancies: Non-officer paramedic: 2 alternate members Private provider: 1 alternate member ECRN: 1 member and 1 alternate EMD: 1 member and 1 alternate Associate Hospital Administrator: 1 alternate Please read the information sheet for more information. Read More...

New EMS Medical Director Announced

The Northwest Community EMS System has a new EMS Medical Director, with the retirement of Dr. John Ortinau. Please read the announcement, which is System Memo # 363. Read More...

2017 Standing Meeting Dates and Locations are posted

The system has posted the dates and locations for system meetings of the Standing Committees. These dates may also be found in the 2017 calendar postings. Read More...
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Paramedic Preceptor Classes 2017

February 27, 2017 @ NCH LC 5
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PBPI Committee Meeting

March 01, 2017 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

March 01, 2017 @ 901 Building Small HR Conference Room
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

March 07, 2017 @ LC 1 & 2
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

March 08, 2017 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Advisory Board Meeting

March 09, 2017 @ NCH LC 1-2
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

March 17, 2017 @ NCH LC 3 & 4
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EMD Committee Meeting

March 17, 2017 @ LC 6
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

March 23, 2017 @ NCH LC 3 & 4
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

March 24, 2017 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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EMS Staff

Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

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