Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in McHenry Western Lake County

In partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), McHenry Hospital created the McHenry Western Lake County EMS System in 1975. As the resource hospital for this two-county EMS system, Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital has administrative responsibilities for the pre-hospital patient care provided throughout our service area. Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital are associate hospitals.

EMS News

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EMS Education

Learn more about continuing education opportunities and review up-to-date training resources.

EMS Requirements And Regulations

Learn more about system SOPs, ambulance requirements, policies and procedures, and more.

AHA CPR Instructor Resources

Learn more about CPR classes and review CPR instructor resources.

EMS service providers

Each year, our EMS providers respond to more than 35,000 patient requests for Emergency Medical Services. EMS service providers working with our system include:

  • A-TEC Ambulance Service
  • Cary Fire Protection District
  • Crystal Lake Fire/Rescue Department
  • Fox Lake Fire Protection District
  • Fox River Grove Fire Protection District
  • IMG Ambulance
  • LifeNet McHenry
  • Marengo Fire Protection District and Rescue District
  • McHenry Township Fire Protection District
  • Nunda Rural Fire Protection District
  • Spring Grove Fire Protection District
  • Wonder Lake Fire Protection District
  • Woodstock Fire/Rescue District

911 dispatch services

  • McHenry County Sheriff’s Dispatch
  • Foxcom – Fox Lake
  • NERCOM – McHenry
  • SEECOM – Crystal Lake

EMS training

To learn more about EMS training and education through McHenry County College and Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital, visit McHenry County College.

Contact information

  • Beth DePouw   815.759.8042
  • Cindy Tabert   224.654.0160
  • Diane Klier   815.759.8040
  • Chris Kopera   815.759.8046
  • Valerie Zage   815.759.8043
  • EMS Office Fax   815.759.8045