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...
New Documents added for Emergency Preparedness on 11 24 14
New Documents have been added under the Emergency Preparedness Section of the Web Site.
Severe weather shelter list for Cook County
Here is a Listing of Warming and cooling Centers in Cook County Townships.
CDC Ebola Site now available here
The CDC has the most up-to-date information on Ebola on their web site.
CDC Ebola Risk Groups
The risk groups as defined by the CDC.
System Issues a memo regarding Ebola Preparedness and Response
The System Issued Memo # 350 which deals with Ebola.
Lake Zurich Delivers a baby in their fire station on September 29th
On September 29th, 2014, a car arrived at Lake Zurich Station # 2 with a woman in labor.
Latest Ebola Updates from IDPH
The latest information on Ebola precautions from the Illinois Department of Public Health; The Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Health & Human Services.
CDC Releases updated Information regarding EV-D68
Continue reading for the most recent updates from the CDC regarding Enterovirus EV-D68.
Updated Imagetrend Template with Changes for Ebola monitoring
In order to better track potential instances of Ebola within the United States, the CDC would like certain questions asked of patients.
2014 SOPs Available in Electronic Format
The 2014 Edition of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are now available. The pdf file may be downloaded and used in lieu of the printed copy
2014 Committee Calendar Released
The Committee Meeting Calendar (Revised) for 2014 is posted. Please review