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EMT Training & Resource Hospital for DeKalb County 

Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb is the Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Resource Hospital for DeKalb County, responsible for overseeing, training, and critiquing all emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Valley West Hospital is an associate hospital of KishHealth EMS System.

Kishwaukee Hospital establishes all the direct patient care protocols for pre-hospital care and monitors this care through radio communication as ambulances are en route to the hospital.

The KishHealth EMS System provides EMT training and continuing education for pre-hospital providers and teaches EMT and paramedic courses for Kishwaukee College.

Members of the KishHealth EMS System include fire departments for:

  • Cortland
  • DeKalb
  • Hinckley
  • Malta
  • Maple Park
  • Sandwich
  • Somonauk
  • Sycamore
  • Waterman
  • Genoa-Kingston

Other service members in DeKalb County include:

American Heart Association EMT Training in DeKalb

Kishwaukee Hospital is authorized as a Training Center by the American Heart Association as a provider of Basic Life Support CPR and First Aid, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Life Support Courses.

Contact Us

Joe Herrmann, BA, EMT-P
EMS System Coordinator

815.756.1521 x 153613

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