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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

UPDATED MASKING GUIDELINES

04/12/2024
With summer approaching the numbers of those with colds, influenza, RSV, and COVID-19 are decreasing. However, trending are increased cases of measles and tuberculosis. Dr. Jordan has issued System Memo #430 which addresses guidelines for EMS providers to follow based on these diseases. Read More...
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
BREAKING NEWS

IDPH Announces April Child Abuse Prevention Month

04/02/2024
Join the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, Hospital Sisters Health System, the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children, elected officials, child welfare stakeholders and more for a month-long observance to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness messages and promote prevention efforts during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Updated System Entry Policy E3

03/19/2024
NWC EMSS Advisory Board approves revised System Policy E3 System Entry. This policy outlines the steps to be taken when seeking practice privileges in the NWC EMS System Read More...
BC Brett Haller
BREAKING NEWS

BCFPD Battalion Chief Brett Haller Receives Merit Award

BC Brett Haller receives NWC EMS System Certificate of Merit award. BC Haller is recognized for his exceptional service and outstanding care during an incident on January 20, 2024 in which he sustained significant personal injury. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Advisory Board Accepting Applications

03/18/2024
The NWC EMSS is seeking members who are interested in serving on our Advisory Board. This long standing committee is part of the System's shared governance model in which members of all ranks are involved in the decision making process of System policies and rules. Please refer to System Memo #429. The application can be found by clicking...Read More Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

IDPH Issues Measles Communication

03/15/2024
IDPH has released Measles guidelines specifically for EMS personnel. Please read the IDPH Communication document that outlines how prehospital providers should handle Measles cases. Read More...
View All Upcoming Meetings & Classes

Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

April 25, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

April 26, 2024 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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PBPI Committee Meeting

May 01, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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R&D Committee Meeting

May 01, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

May 07, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

May 08, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Advisory Board Meeting

May 09, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

May 17, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

May 23, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

May 24, 2024 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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