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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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End of Year C.E. Requirements

Be sure to follow these instructions when completing Con. Ed. packets. Read More...

Barrington Fire Wins 2019 Ron Lee Award

Barrington FD was awarded the Ron W. Lee MD Award for Excellence in Pediatric Care, Community Service for 2019. Read More...

Mandatory Make Up Dates For New SOPs

Attached you will find the memo with make up dates for the mandatory CE SOP Updates. Read More...

Two New Policies take effect June 1, 2019

There are two new policy updates posted. They are: the A3 - ALS-BLS Scope of Practice (Effective 6/1/19) and the G2 - System Review Board. While the G2 policy is not changed, the list of people that compose the Local System Review Board, has been updated. Read More...

Northwest Community EMS System - 2019 Standing Meetings (Updated)

This is an update, due to room changes. Please review. Read More...

Measles making an appearance in our area

As many of you might know, there are reported outbreaks of measles in several parts of the country, including in the Chicago region, that are causing concern in the public health community. Folks travel so much, that it is possible that our personnel could come in contact with someone infected with the illness. As hospitals are issuing information to their staff about the disease, it seems a good idea to remind EMS personnel about the nature of the disease, how it is transmitted, precautions they should take and how to clean and disinfect the vehicles if a patient with suspected measles is transported. Read More...
View All Upcoming Meetings & Classes

Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

June 27, 2019 @ LC 1 & 2
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

June 28, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

July 02, 2019 @ LC 1 & 2
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PBPI Committee Meeting

July 03, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

July 10, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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R&D Meeting (Special Date)

July 10, 2019 @ 901 Building - 1st floor, conference room.
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Advisory Board Meeting

July 11, 2019 @ NCH LC 1 & 2
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

July 19, 2019 @ NCH Auditorium (Room Change)
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

July 25, 2019 @ LC 1 & 2
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

July 26, 2019 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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EMS Staff

Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

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