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...
Firefighter Behavioral Health Seminar offered
A seminar is being offered from the NIPSTA Fire Academy.
The program is open, free of charge, to all members of the fire service from firefighter to company officers to chief officers.
From Chief Smith (Prospect Heights) "If you or any of your members have not seen or heard Sarah I would highly suggest you do. It is two hours well spent".
Free Materials for Poison Control Education
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!
March is Illinois Poison Control Month
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.
Advisory Board Openings
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.
New EMS Medical Director Announced
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.
2017 Standing Meeting Dates and Locations are posted
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.