Southern Cayuga Instant Aid (SCIA) is a private, not-for-profit ambulance agency located in southern Cayuga County, New York. Established in 1968, its mission is to provide prompt, high quality pre-hospital emergency care and ambulance transport services the towns of Genoa, Scipio, Venice and a portion of Ledyard, NY.

In addition to emergency transports, SCIA provides on-scene stand-by services at structure fires and other potentially hazardous incidents in partnership with the three fire districts located in the service area. SCIA provides on-site emergency medical services for school sporting events, town festivals, parades, and other large gatherings. The agency also provides back-up service to ambulance agencies in neighboring communities.

2015 SCIA Bylaws (pdf)


2017 Board of Directors

Jay Clark (Ledyard)
Rebecca Davis (Venice)
Guy Garnsey (Scipio), Secretary
Dana Mandel (Genoa), Treasurer
Jonathan Orkin (Genoa)
Andrew Simkin (Venice), President
Paul Simkin (Ledyard)



Wendy Hoose, Executive Director and Chief of Operations
Jackie Dickinson, Administrative Assistant