Springwater-Wayland EMS operations are supervised by a slate of officers who are responsible for the day to day operations of the EMS services.
The current officers are:
Chief – Fred Grambs
Fred has over 25 years of EMS experience, starting with the Maritime College Rescue Squad. In Maritime College, while pursuing a B.Sc. in Meteorology, Fred also served as the Chief Hospital Corpsman for 2 semesters and as a corpsman on the Training Ship while underway each Summer, where he was involved in long term patient care under the direct supervision of a Doctor and Nurse. He concurrently was a member for 9 years at the Lindenwood Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Queens, NY, where he served in various officer roles, and worked 4 years with MetroCare Ambulance, then based out of Brooklyn, NY. At MetroCare, Fred worked as an EMT and driver for interfacility transfers, special events at locations like Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden, and Lollapalooza (where there were over 220,000 attendees), as well as driving an ALS ambulance stationed in midtown Manhattan. Fred was involved in the September 11th response and was the senior officer available for LVAC operations covering South Queens until paid and volunteer units were released from downtown.
In 2002, Fred moved to Wayland and has served 12 years as a member of the Wayland Fire Department, where he was elected to EMS Lieutenant and Captain positions several times. He is currently certified as an EMT, and holds several ICS certifications.
Assistant Chief – Timothy Stoddard
Tim joined SWEMS in 2015 and became a certified EMT in 2017. Tim in a US Navy Veteran and a cancer survivor, being cancer free since July 2016. He is currently employed at Gunlocke. Prior to taking on the position of Assitant Chief, Tim served as the Captain and Training Officer for SWEMS.
Captain – Dave Ruch
Lieutenant Quartermaster- Kelly Horscog
Kelly first became certified as an EMT in 2002 and has served as an EMT in every community she has lived in, first with Caledonia FD, then with Canseraga FD, where she rose to EMS Deputy Chief, and Mt. Morris Ambulance, and Wayland FD. Kelly is a charter member of SWEMS where she has been an EMT since we started in 2015. Prior to her EMS experience, she served in the US Army National Guard as an Ammunition Specialist.