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Our History

Windy City EMS is a family owned company that was established in 1990.  Prior to 2014, Windy City EMS was known as Custom Pre-hospital Services.  Bill and Chris, both employees of CPS, decided to take the company on as their own and continue serving the Chicagoland Area!  

Our Team

Bill Cortese


Bill is a retired Alsip firefighter,

paramedic, and fire inspector.

He retired after 32 years of service.


Bill was employed by CPS since 2001. 

He was appointed senior manager in

2005 and was instrumental in the day

to day operations of the company.  






Our dedicated staff is comprised of 48 paramedics; each of which has a minimum of two years of 911-ambulance experience, and 16 registered nurses; all with Emergency Department experience.

Chris Knights


Chris has been a Lieutenant in the fire service for the past 10 years. He also served as a firefighter/paramedic

since 1991.

Chris was employed by CPS since 2008

and was appointed manager in 2011.   


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