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...
Flu Update on December 16 issued
Updated information regarding t5he Flu outbreak
PM Class Agenda Updated posted
Please check the Class Agenda for an update
IDPH EMS Office releases an Ebola Update on 12/12/14
Here is a letter from the EMS Office of IDPH
EZ-IO Informational Memo
Diana Neubecker issued a memo regarding EZ-IO Skills
Interim Guidance for EMS and PSAPS regarding Ebola from the CDC
Updated Guidance for EMS and PSAPs - Updated 12 16 14
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.
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.
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