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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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BREAKING NEWS

Mount Prospect Welcomes a New Year Breech Delivery

01/06/2020
Mount Prospect's New Year began with a One Footling Breech Delivery! Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

ResQPod Shortage - Please read the System Memo

01/02/2020
ResQPods are experiencing a widespread shortage that is expected to last until the end of January 2020. Most hospitals in the Region are either completely or nearly out of stock. The System Memo provides more Details. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Lake Zurich has a Rescue in a frozen Pond - ABC News coverage

12/30/2019
Lake Zurich responded to a call for a woman in the water. They performed a water rescue and the story was covered by Channel 7 Eyewitness News. Click the link for the story. (Video Credit to WLS TV copyright 2019). Read More...

Barrington has a successful infant resuscitation

11/20/2019
In mid-November, the Barrington Fire Department was called to respond for an unconscious child. Read More...

New Continuing Education Policy approved - Read for details.

11/19/2019
An update to the Continuing Education Policy was recently approved. Please review the markup copy to see what the changes are. Read More...

A new Cardiac Arrest ApOx & ETCO2 Evaluation Form is here

10/26/2019
Just like we asked for your feedback during the roll-out of King Vision so we could measure our success and need for change, the System is again seeking your feedback on the use of apneic oxygenation (ApOx) and delayed defibrillation until the ETCO2 levels reach 20. Read More...

Fillable PDF skills check off forms for Videolaryngoscopy, i-gel insertion, and restraint application.

06/25/2019
The Lake Zurich FR Department has kindly created fillable PDF skills check off forms for Videolaryngoscopy, i-gel insertion, and restraint application. Read More...
View All Upcoming Meetings & Classes

Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

January 17, 2020 @ LC 1 & 2
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

January 23, 2020 @ LC 1 & 2
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

January 24, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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PBPI Committee Meeting

February 05, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

February 12, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

February 27, 2020 @ LC 1 & 2
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

February 28, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

March 03, 2020 @ LC 1 & 2
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PBPI Committee Meeting

March 04, 2020 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

March 04, 2020 @ 901 Building Small HR Conference Room
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