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To deliver necessary protection for their respective communities, Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Departments require adequate levels of funding for salaries, benefits, training, operating expenses and equipment. With increasing tax budgets and decreasing government subsidies, it is becoming increasingly difficult for fire and EMS departments to meet greater and more complex demands for their services.
To meet the critical needs of the community, departments must become proactive in the development of alternative funding mechanisms. Some of these alternatives include non-emergency patient transportation, contracted special event coverage, or billing for services exclusive of patient transportation.
EMS Monograph # 4, , examines
alternative funding methods to traditional fee-for-service
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