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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

Vista Medical Center in Waukegan Trauma Center Status Change

02/06/2024
Effective immediately Vista Medical Center-East in Waukegan is no longer an Illinois Designated Level II Trauma Center in EMS Region 10 Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Updated DICO List Published

01/26/2024
The NWC EMS system has published the updated DICO list. Please discard any previous versions and use the 01/26/2024 effective immediately. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

System Memo #428 Issued

12/29/2023
The NWC EMS system is providing member agencies guidelines to follow should EMS be requested when unexpected busloads of migrants are placed within respective jurisdictions. Please review the attached memo that provides the appropriate action to be taken. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Revised Drug & Supply List Issued

12/21/2023
NWC EMSS has published a revised Drug & Supply Equipment List. All system providers are asked to update their inventory sheets to reflect this revision which is dated 12-20-2023. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Hospitals Reinstate Universal Masking

12/13/2023
All area hospitals and some medical care facilities have reinstated masking requirements. System providers effective immediately must have a mask on themselves and their patient when entering hospital emergency departments. Please review System memo #426 regarding infectious disease and PPE use. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

System Memo #427 Memorial Salutes to Anthony Cellitti & Greg Wikierak

12/07/2023
The NWC EMS System pays tribute to Anthony Cellitti & Greg Wikierak. Please find additional information on the updated L2 Lights & Siren policy, Open positions on the Advisory Board, and admission requirements for the F24 paramedic class. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

An Updated Use of Lights and Sirens Policy was updated

12/01/2023
The system released an updated Use of Lights and Siren Policy on December 1st. Please review this Markup version. The policy can be found under the Standards of Practice - Policy Manual page. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Illinois Measles Outbreak

11/03/2023
An outbreak of measles has been declared in northern Illinois (suburban Cook County). The first case of measles since 2019 was confirmed in Cook County on October 13, 2023. Since then, four more individuals have tested positive for measles. All five of these individuals were unvaccinated. Read More...
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

March 05, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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PBPI Committee Meeting

March 06, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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R&D Committee Meeting

March 06, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

March 13, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Advisory Board Meeting

March 14, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

March 15, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

March 22, 2024 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

March 28, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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PBPI Committee Meeting

April 03, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

April 10, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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