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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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New information on the new Statewide Opioid Helpline.

This is a document containing information on the new Statewide Opioid Helpline. Feel free to share this information in your community through social media, newsletters, etc. Read More...

2017 18 CPAT Schedule Announced

Naperville Fire Department Announces 2018 Schedule of Physical Ability Tests for Firefighter Candidates: The Naperville Fire Department will offer four opportunities in 2018 for firefighter candidates looking for employment to prepare for and take the physical ability test required by many departments during the application process. Naperville is one of only four locations in the State of Illinois licensed to administer the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). This standardized test is used by many departments nationwide, including the Naperville Fire Department, as a predictor of an applicant’s ability to perform basic firefighting tasks. Each of the four sessions offered in Naperville in 2018 will include an orientation and mentoring process that begins eight weeks prior to each test. Tests are scheduled on the following Saturdays: February 24, May 5, July 14 and September 22. Read More...

Opioids - Frequently Asked Questions

On October 26, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared the opioid1 crisis a “public health emergency.” This type of declaration allows federal and state agencies to waive certain funding requirements, make temporary staff assignments, modify certain practices, and modify deadlines. Here are some frequently asked questions. Read More...

2018 Meeting Dates

Here is a listing of regular meeting dates for system committees. This list is accurate as of November 17, 2017. As always, please refer to the meeting calendar on the home page for any changes or updates. Read More...

2017-18 Paramedic Class O.R. Schedules

Here are the Schedules for O.R. assignments for ABMC, NCH & SAMC. Read More...
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators - Changed Date

December 20, 2017 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

December 28, 2017 @ LC 1 & 2
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

January 02, 2018 @ LC 1 & 2
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PBPI Committee Meeting

January 03, 2018 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

January 03, 2018 @ 901 Building Small HR Conference Room
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

January 10, 2018 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Advisory Board Meeting

January 11, 2018 @ NCH LC 1 & 2
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

January 19, 2018 @ NCH LC 1 & 2
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EMD Committee Meeting

January 19, 2018 @ LC 1 & 2
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

January 25, 2018 @ LC 1 & 2
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Connie Mattera, RN
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