Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Members of the Norwood Park Fire Protection Board have opted to join the new Harwood Heights Municipal Consolidated Dispatch Center, expected to open in September, going with it over two longer-established private services.

Norridge and Schiller Park had earlier agreed to join Harwood Heights in the new center, which will be located in new space in the village’s police station, 7300 W. Wilson Ave.

The Norwood Park Fire Protection District, which is based in Harwood Heights … provides fire protection and emergency medical services to Norridge and Harwood Heights as well Norwood Park Township, responding to approximately 3,500 calls per year.

The two other 911 centers Norwood Park was considering using — The Regional Emergency Dispatch (R.E.D.) Center, based in Glenview, and Norcomm, with a 911 center at 2600 Mannheim Road in Franklin Park — are farther away. 

thanks Ron