Springwater Wayland Emergency Medical Services Inc

Providing quality emergency medical services to our community.

Wayland, NY   |  https://www.s-wems.org

Mission

The members of Springwater Wayland EMS seek to serve every member in our community and their visitors by providing a safe and swift response to 911 medical emergencies with professional care of the sick and injured, as well as to enhance the quality of living within our community by promoting wellness and safety through education. We aim to provide our volunteers with educational, leadership and service opportunities which are character building, increase self-confidence, and which prepare them for future service in their family and community. In fulfilling our mission, we incorporate the values of accountability, integrity, leadership, and service.

Ruling year info

2015

President

Susan Walker

Chief

Frederick Grambs III

Main address

PO Box 625

Wayland, NY 14572 USA

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EIN

46-2495194

NTEE code info

Ambulance/Emergency Transport (E62)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Response

We provide 24x7 Emergency Medical Services response with 2 Basic Life Support Ambulances to the town and village of Wayland, NY. These services are provided by 100% volunteer members and all ambulances are staffed with a minimum of a NYS certified Emergency Medical Technician and an Emergency Vehicle Operator who has completed an emergency driving certification program.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We have 5 certified CPR and First Aid instructors who teach classes to our members, other first responder agencies in our region, as well as the general public. We also offer Stop the Bleed classes to first responders and the general public.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Adults

SWEMS currently has 3 volunteers who are certified by VFIS to teach an Emergency Vehicle Operator Course for Ambulances and Fire Apparatus. We provide training for our members as well as members of other emergency services agencies in the region. By maintaining in house trainers, we ensure that our drivers are recertified regularly and minimize operational risks.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders

SWEMS has an active youth program where youth as young as 14 can join and learn about the EMS services along with CPR and First Aid. At 16 years old, youth members are allowed to ride as observers on the ambulance allowing them to get a first hand view of patient care and community service. At 17 years old, youth members are eligible to become certified as a NYS Emergency Medical Technician.
During their youth mentorship, youth members are encouraged to shadow our officers and board members to learn operational aspects of the agency as well as proper business practices. They are also invited to attend regional meetings and trainings allowing them to experience interagency operations and business networking.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the residents of our community and surrounding communities without regards to race, color, gender, age, or orientation. If the county dispatches us to a call, we respond and treat all people equally and with respect.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    HIPAA regulations make it difficult to collect feedback while maintaining compliance. ,

Financials

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Springwater Wayland Emergency Medical Services Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Susan Walker

NYS Dept of Labor

Term: 2015 - 2021


Board co-chair

Autumn Prescott

Victoria VanDyke

Raymond Sellers

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/25/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/02/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.