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Foundation History
Foundation Establishment
The James V. Ryan Foundation was established in 1985 to honor the late town supervisor who spearheaded the effort to establish the town's paramedic program and support the emergency medical services in our community.

Service Programs
As a 100% volunteer, not-for-profit organization, they have been able to provide many lifesaving tools and educational programs over the years for the paramedics as well as emergency response personnel in our town and village.

The foundation supports many service programs for the citizens of our community such as the "Vial of Life" program. In the recent past they have been able to acquire a new emergency response vehicle for the Paramedic Unit. They also acquired automated external defibrillators for use in our school district and in every marked police car in our town and in the Village of Kenmore Fire Department.

Operating Costs
The costs of operating the Emergency Medical Unit are primarily funded by your tax dollars. However, over the years our paramedics have enjoyed a "competitive edge" over many similar programs thanks to generous donations received from public and private sources.

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