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    Our department currently runs BLS Non-Transport EMS Calls. We are rapidly moving toward ALS service and with AFG Grant support are sending 5 mor firefighters to Paramedic school. We are served by 2 private ambulance companies who are not always available 24/7. We have identified a risk to our community of not having an ambulance readily available. My question is: If we decide to move into the transport business to take up that slack and lower our community risk, what do you gran gurus think of the chances of a fire department getting a vehicle grant for an ambulance? Unless I am missing something the grant guidance only talks about non profit EMS agencies getting priority fro ambulances. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    If you read the program guidance and priorities: It says that an ambulance is priority III classification. They want us to go towards providing ALS, BUT the ambulance is not a high priority item in the matrix.

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    Well, one way to guarantee that you will not get funded. That is not to apply at all.

    What have you got to lose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam24u View Post
    Well, one way to guarantee that you will not get funded. That is not to apply at all.

    What have you got to lose?
    Correct: You have one vehicle application to make. If the Ambulance is your highest priority need , then go for it and write a compelling story that would make your mother cry for you. It will have to be the A++ game to get funded. So get to work and getter done.

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