Our Critical Needs
Our 2023 Capital Campaign is focused on two items:
$98,000 is needed immediately to purchase and install a full-building generator. This is needed to ensure that our operations can continue when power is lost and so we can provide shelter for those who have lost power.
$125,000 is needed in the near future for us to equip our ambulances with Power-Load devices to make moving patients into and out of the ambulances safer. For more information about the Power-Load system, visit https://www.stryker.com/us/en/emergency-care/products/power-load.html
WE NEED YOUR HELP
For almost 30 years, the Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life Support (NEQALS) Paramedics have provided Advanced Life Support (ALS) level care to the residents of Webster and surrounding areas, responding to more than 3,600 calls in 2021. Webster Emergency Medical Service, founded in 2016, is now the Town of Webster’s ambulance service, and responded to more than 3,800 calls in 2021. We have done this without any taxation or formal fund raising. Unlike fire departments and many ambulance services in our area, NEQALS is an independent organization, providing Advanced and Basic Life Support services in Webster and surrounding communities.
Founded in 1988, NEQALS is a New York State not for profit corporation and is also registered as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Today, the majority of our income is generated by billing insurance companies of the patients we serve. Due to the complex make-up of our community, we are forced to write off more than 50% of our billing revenue as non-collectable every year!
On October 7, 2016 NEQALS launched the Webster Emergency Medical Service, a Basic Life Support ambulance. This service was launched as a supplemental transport service, in coordination with the Town of Webster, to provide our residents with faster service when the first two agencies in Town were not able to provide ambulance transport. With the addition of the ambulances, we needed to move to a larger space.
In addition to housing our 6 ambulances, 5 flycars and staff, our new based allows us to provide training such as CPR, AED, and First Aid to citizens in our area.
As we are a 501(c)3 charitable organization under IRS rules, your donation may be tax deductible. Please consult with your tax professional for more information.
How You Can Help
Donate Via Check
You can always donate via check. Please make the check out to the North East Quadrant Advanced Life Support and send to us at:
P.O. Box 905
Webster, NY 14580
Donate Through the United Way
The North East Quadrant Advanced Life Support is now a United Way of Greater Rochester designated donor recipient. When giving to the United Way, please consider NEQALS as a recipient of your donation.
To make a donation through the United Way, visit the United Way of Greater Rochester website.
To donate to NEQALS, specify the donor designation code of 2604.
Donations Via Our Website’s Secure Donation Form
Click the link below to donate with a credit card through our website.