As the country celebrates Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, the City of West Chicago has learned that on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Northwestern/Central DuPage Hospital Emergency Medical Paramedic System recognized West Chicago Medic 7 and FF/PM Koelper assigned to Medic 7 as the Medical Unit of the Year and Paramedic of the Year for 2021 respectively.
Every paramedic and unit in the Northwestern/Central DuPage Hospital EMS System is evaluated throughout the year for their skills, knowledge and abilities as relates to incidents to which the unit responded, and a review by peers in the system. The evaluation is based on a point scale, and the awards are issued.
Awards are given for the Department of the Year, Call of the Year, Unit of the Year, and Paramedic of the Year.
Congratulations to the West Chicago Fire Protection District’s Medic 7 and FF/PM Koelper for this wonderful achievement.