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 20 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 has been elected to EMS Lieutenant and Captain positions several times. He is currently certified as an EMT-Basic, and holds several ICS certifications. Fred owns Twin Pines Technologies LLC, a computer store in Wayland, NY.
Assistant Chief – Jim Barlow
Captain – Timothy Stoddard
Lieutenant Quartermaster- Kelly Horscog
Lieutenant Membership- Matthew Tucker
Matthew is a 1998 graduate of South Glens Falls Senior High School, in South Glens Falls, New York. Starting his EMS endeavor as a member of the Corinth Emergency Squad in Corinth, New York as a driver. Moving to the Livingston County area in 2005 he became a member of the Mount Morris Ambulance shortly after as a driver. Then becoming a member of the Springwater Fire Department in 2009. He became an Emergency Medical Technician Basic in 2010. From there he went and worked for a short time with Monroe Ambulance in Rochester, New York. Riding on Basic Life Support Ambulances and with Paramedics, that could administer Advanced Life Support. Matthew also worked for the Livingston County Ambulance in Geneseo, New York then joining the Springwater-Wayland at the start of the organization. Matthew also has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Investigations from the University of Everest.
Currently serving on the Springwater-Wayland Ambulance as Secretary Lieutenant-Membership and Infection Control Officer.