Photo taken by John Tulipano
Northwestern Medical Mobile Stroke Unit
The Glenside Fire
Protection District is excited to have this resource at our disposal for the
care of our residents.
is the leading cause of disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the
United States. When a stroke occurs, every second before a patient begins
receiving care, can impact and count toward the recovery time. As emergency
calls come in through 9-1-1, if details are indicative of a possible stroke the
unit will be mobilized to meet the medics on the scene.
is a very unique piece of equipment that can only respond to calls from the
Central Du Page Hospital EMS Service area, but has agreed to respond the
Glenside Fire Protection District on our initial dispatch for a stroke, and can
be called to the scene if the patient shows symptoms of a stroke. They
hope to expand geographical coverage in the future.
This Mobile Stroke Unit is the first of its kind in Illinois and one of the
first in the world. If the unit is mobilized to a scene, the patient will
be billed the same as if they were transported by ambulance. No tax dollars are
spent on providing this valuable service to the community.
You can check out all the details about the Mobile Stroke unit please follow
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Please click on the link below to watch
a video produced by the Village Of Glendale Heights and the Glenside Fire
DuPage Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM) has announced its
launching of the Smart911 program. Smart911 is a free-to-the-user secure
and confidential program, which allows citizens to enter personal information to
be displayed when 9-1-1 is called from a landline or cellular phone.
In a leading step to improve incident outcome, the Smart911 program is aimed at
strengthening and expanding the current 9-1-1 program by providing additional
critical information about the caller to the 9-1-1 call taker. The program
which includes basic information such as home address, is also capable of
including information on disabilities, medical and rescue-related conditions,
and children’s photos. The registrant is provided the opportunity to
enter the information he or she wants made available to the 9-1-1 dispatch
Additionally, Smart911 is a national program allowing the caller’s information
to be made available in areas of the country where the service is also provided.
The same information that the registrant provided in DuPage County, would also
be available to the 9-1-1 call taker outside the DuPage County area when 9-1-1
To decide if the Smart911 service is right for you and your family, or to simply
sign up, please view the links below:
Glendale Heights Emergency Communications
Center now offers a free, new service to help you when you call 9-1-1. Once
you've signed up, first responders will be provided important information that
will help them address your emergency.
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ILLINOIS PREMISE ALERT PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
Provided by (Du Comm) Du Page Public Safety Communications.
The dispatch agency for the Glenside Fire Protection District.