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IDPH Announces 225,000 Free, Self-Administered COVID Tests to 14 Counties   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2022 CONTACT: melaney.arnold@illinois.gov PDF of News Release The Illinois Department of Public Health Announces 225,000 Free, Rapid, Self-Administered COVID-19 Tests Available 14 Counties SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing the availability of 225,000 free, …

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Metro Paramedics Elmhurst and Villa Park Fire Departments

Metro Paramedics Delivers COVID-19 Vaccines to Homebound Residents

Metro Paramedics Delivers COVID-19 Vaccines to Homebound Residents (Photo Credit: The Independent Newspapers) The Elmhurst and Villa Park Fire Departments, and Metro Paramedic Services, are teaming up to share resources and personnel to deliver the COVID-19 vaccination to homebound residents. The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD), Region 8 Emergency Medical Service System (EMS), and local …

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Metro Paramedics Rosemont Public Safety District

April 2021 Call of the Month

April 2021 Call of the Month Metro Paramedic-Firefighters assigned to Rosemont Public Safety Department were dispatched by NORCOMM Public Safety Communications for a subject with difficulty breathing. While en route to the call, NORCOMM Telecommunicators advised the responding units that CPR was being performed on the now unresponsive patient. Rosemont Public Safety Department’s Tom Lane, …

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John Rizzuto and Patrick Marshall

March 2021 Call of the Month

March 2021 Call of the Month Rosemont Public Safety responded to a report of a person in cardiac arrest. Rosemont Ambulance 57, staffed by Metro Paramedic Firefighters Patrick Marshall and John Rizzuto, responded with police and fire units. A visitor staying at a local hotel had lost consciousness in front of family members, who called …

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Captain EMT Matthew Hehn

March 2021 Call of the Month

March 2021 Call of the Month Metro Paramedic Employees assigned to the North Park Fire Protection District were dispatched for a water rescue for a report of a drowning victim. During weekday time staffing hours, North Park is staffed by a three-person engine company and one ambulance staffed with a full-time Metro Paramedic employee and …

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Metro Paramedics Rosemont Public Safety Department

February 2021 Call of the Month

February 2021 Call of the Month Metro Paramedic Employees assigned to Rosemont Public Safety Department were dispatched by NORCOMM Public Safety Communications for a subject with difficulty breathing. While en route to the call, NORCOMM Telecommunicators Mark Ducar Jr. and Mark Sicco advised the responding units that the patient had become unresponsive and that they …

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