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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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Free Materials for Poison Control Education

02/15/2017
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

02/14/2017
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...
BREAKING NEWS

Advisory Board Openings

01/26/2017
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...
BREAKING NEWS

New EMS Medical Director Announced

12/23/2016
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

09/09/2016
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 22, 2017 @ NCH LC 3 & 4
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Paramedic Preceptor Classes 2017

February 22, 2017 @ NCH LC 3 & 4
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

February 23, 2017
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

February 24, 2017 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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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
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