Here are some facts to remember:
1) Did you know that our volunteers save you the taxpayer - over $228,000.00 in cost yearly. Did you know as a taxpayer it will cost $300,000.00(+) for a full time paid service. These are just a few facts you need to be aware of as the Emergency Squad seeks both your support and that of the Town Boards.
2)This year the Emergency Squad purchased a new Medic Car for Advanced Life Support Linkups replacing our 10 year old vehicle. The vehicle was purchased locally from Egglefield Ford saving the taxpayers over $10,000.00 and eliminating frequent repairs on the older vehicle again saving tax dollars.
3)The Emergency Squad received a $72,482.00 FEMA Grant and purchased 2 new power cots in 2017. This was a huge cost savings for the taxpayers and reduces potential workers compensation cases dramatically by allowing our providers to work safer and making the patient transport safer.
4)Did you know the Emergency Squad received 280 request in 2018. Approximately 8-10% of our calls were non-emergent calls. The Emergency Squad did maintain it's average 250(+) yearly calls. The Image Trends show us responding to calls within average of 8 minutes from the time the call is received through 911. This is extremely fast compared to other volunteer agencies in our county. Did, you know that some people are waiting up to an hour for care to arrive? Can, you imagine waiting for an ambulance from Westport, Willsboro - Essex, Keeseville, Keene or Keene Valley to respond to your home?
5)The ambulances respond to calls weekly and during our busy times daily and as often as 3 times within a 24 hour period. A majority of the volunteers have full time day jobs and often respond to 1 or 2 calls during the night and and report back to work in the morning.
6)It takes a very dedicated community member to give this much time! And, they do this week after week to pro- vide good care in the time of need.
If you would like to know more about what is happening within the Emergency Squad, contact Patty Bashaw ([email protected]).
New Ambulance Fund
Goal - $155,000.00
Red numbers indicate level reached to date!
Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad, Inc. is an emergency medical service agency at the Advanced Life Support level serving the towns of Elizabethtown, Lewis, and the hamlet of New Russia in beautiful Essex County, NY. Elizabethtown-Lewis EMS responds to an average 250 calls annually. The department has a total of 48 members (29 Volunteers including 1 - Jr Member) 1 Full Time - Paid Advanced Critical Care Tek, 4 Paid - per diem Advanced Critical Care Teks, 10 Paid Basic EMTs, and 3 - Paid Driver only employees serving our communities. The department is dispatched by the Essex County E911 Dispatch Center located in Lewis.
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Patty Bashaw - President (Lewis)
Patrick Tromblee - Vice President (Lewis)
Julie Tromblee - Treasurer (Lewis)
Leslie Fleury - Secretary (Lewis)
Larry Bashaw - Training Captain / Building & Grounds (Lewis)
Aimee Adams - Ambulance Captain/Sunshine Committee (Lewis)
Karl Brooks - Maintenance Captain (Elizabethtown)
John Denton Henry Cornwright
Noble Dickinson Charles Dubay
Carl Huttig Harold Valentine
Melvin Longware Steve Vargo
Did, you know the Volunteers are saving you the taxpayers over $228,000.00/yr. ( * )
Adams, Aimee - EMT Driver/Attendant (AEMT Student) - Ambulance Captain
Ashe, Kelly - NREMT
Bashaw, Larry - AEMTCC/Driver Training Captain
Bashaw, Patty - AEMTCC/Driver President
Bolding, Megan - EMT/Driver
Brooks, Deb - Attendant/Driver
Brooks, Karl - Attendant/Driver Maintenance Captain
Brooks, Trevor - Attendant (College Student)
Clark, Jr. Tim - Attendant/Driver
Crandall, Cathy - EMT (AEMT Student)
Deming, Anita - EMT/Driver (AEMT Student)
Denton, Owen - EMT/Driver (College Student)
Dickerson, Darren - EMT/Driver (AEMT Student)
Doyle, Erin - EMT/Driver
Egglefield, Jon - Attendant/Driver
Fish, Lisa - AEMTCC/Driver
Fleury, Leslie - EMT/Driver Secretary
Fleury, Sienna - Attendant (College Student)
Freebern, Bill - Paramedic/Driver
Green, Lori - EMT
Hooper, Fred - EMT/Driver
Hummel, Mark - EMT/Driver
Jacques, Kevin - Attendant/Driver
Juda, Dylan - EMT/Driver (**)
Lavalette, Tara Attendant/Driver (Awaiting Reciprocity from VT)
Mitchell, Monica Attendant
Pulsifer, TJ - Attendant/Driver
Reynolds, Paula - Driver/Attendant
Rich, Keith - Driver/Attendant
Rider, Koby Attendant (College Student)
Sicher, Carolyn - EMT/Driver
Taylor, Bryce - AEMTCC/Driver
Thomas-Train, Joe - Attendant
Tromblee, Julie - AEMTCC Treasurer
Tromblee, Patrick - AEMTCC/Driver Vice President
WELCOME NEW 2018 MEMBERS
( * )The figure is based on the lowest paid provider and doesn't include our paid full time and per-diem employees!
(**) Congratulation: Dylan Juda who will be attending Syracuse University to pursue his career in medicine.
Full Time & Per-Diem Staff
Hudson, Lisa - Full Time Advanced EMT - Critical Care Tech
Adragna, Lou - Driver
Crahan, Corey - AEMTCC/Driver
Hendrie, Katie - EMT
Stonitsch, Joelle - AEMTCC/Driver
Dodd, Bill - AEMTCC/Driver
Olcott, Dakotah - EMT/Driver
Devlin, John - Driver
Weller, Mike - EMT/Driver
Sitts, Nicholas - EMT/Driver
Gregory, Robert - EMT/Driver
Rondeau, Robert - EMT/Driver
Tryon, Tyrel - EMT/Driver
Morrisette, James - EMT/Driver
The yearly cost for paid employees reached $69,660.95 in 2016 and will exceed $85,000.00 in 2017.
The significant increase is based on the lack of volunteer coverage and the need for more daytime paid coverage on the weekends.