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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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Lake Zurich awarded the Robert W Lee MD Award

The Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department was awarded the Community Service Award of the Robert W. Lee MD Excellence in Pediatric Care Awards. Read More...

System Memo 357 Issued

This memo covers CE Make Ups and a clarification regarding NREMT Read More...

Dr. Ortinau receives the ICEP Meritorious Service Award

ICEP Meritorious Service Award - Dr. Ortinau is the recipient of the ICEP Meritorious Service Award, honoring his significant contributions to the advancement of emergency medicine by exemplary service. Read More...

System Memo 356 Issued

This memo pertains to Advanced Airway Placement Follow Up. Read More...

System Memo 355 Issued

This memo addresses a couple of Issues, including: National Registry Certification Process for licensed EMT-Ps Seeking NREMT Paramedic Certification by examination EMS Conference Agenda EMS Conference information and map. Read More...

Meeting information updated

The listings of meeting dates, times and locations are found here. Please check the Events Calendar for any updated information. Read More...
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PBPI Committee Meeting

June 01, 2016 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

June 08, 2016 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

June 23, 2016
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

June 24, 2016 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

July 05, 2016 @ LC 1 & 2
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PBPI Committee Meeting

July 06, 2016 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

July 06, 2016 @ 901 Building Small HR Conference Room
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

July 13, 2016 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Advisory Board Meeting

July 14, 2016
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

July 15, 2016
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EMS Staff

Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

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