Mission: Western area volunteer emergency services, inc. (waves) is a community-based provider of emergency services that maintains the duty to earn the confidence, trust and respect of those we serve by providing dedicated, compassionate and courteous expert care wherever we are needed. The mission of waves is fulfilled through teamwork, education and leadership. Clinical excellence is combined with courage, integrity and diligence to cultivate a mastery of the art and science of pre-hospital emergency care. Waves will serve as the leading provider of emergency medical services by:1 - creating a supportive environment for our members that fosters learning and promotes team building. 2 - providing uncompromising care utilizing all available resources. 3 - providing quality education to our members and our communities. 4 - supporting the communities we serve by maintaining a strong presence and participating in community events.
Programs: Waves' ambulance program provides ambulance services such as pre-hospital care for sick and injured persons in the town of camillus, onondaga county and central new york; and transports to health care facilities. We also maintain a facility that stores our vehicles and medical equipment. Waves responded to 2,547 emergency calls during 2014, an area which covers an estimated 26,000 in population.
waves' professional training program provides community education, professional instruction in first aid, cpr, pals, acls, blood born pathogens, hazardous communications, babysitting classes and pet first aid along with raising supplemental income for the ambulance program and operations. During 2014, over 200 individuals from the public were taught life saving courses in addition to training both volunteer and professional providers from this agency and others.
waves' vehicle maintenance program provides reliable repair of waves' vehicles which is a critical component to providing timely services. By having the vehicles repaired on site, costs are minimized by having a mechanic who is familiar with all aspects of emergency vehicles and who can prevent failure through preventative maintenance. In addition, waves' repairs vehicles for other ems and public safety agencies, as well as members' vehicles. These services help cover the costs of waves' vehicle maintenance.