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 27 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.
Assistant Chief – Matthew Tucker
Matthew has been continuously involved in volunteer EMS and Fire services since he was 16. He is currently certified as an EMT and is a certified CPR and Driving instructor. Matt is a strong supporter of our Youth program and is always looking for opportunities to improve the education of our youth. Matthew is a full time EMT for a private ambulance service.
Captain – Dave Ruch
Dave is an Emergency Medical Technician and a veteran of the United State Air Force. Dave currently operates his own business when he is not running calls or managing the training needs of SWEMS.
Lieutenant Quartermaster- Joseph Gettys
Joe has been a member of SWEMS since we started in April 2015, being a cleared driver. He is also a 12 year member of Perkinsville FD, has coached youth baseball and softball and enjoys helping the community. Joe is a proud dad with 2 boys and a girl.
Lieutenant Membership- Aaron Champaign