I am in a small community in the Big Bend. Our ambulance service has been discontinued in our town and we are now served by a paid service from 32 miles away. We had gone to the county commissioners (ambulance was volunteer, supported by the county) to discuss combining the departments under the fire department's 501(c)3. We requested a VERY small input in order to have one paid person to work on grants to build our service from ECA level to paramedic level (over a period of, reasonably, two years). Instead they took the keys and told the public that we shut it down. Can anyone tell me where I can get help to start learning about the liability, funding, etc. to make our department serve the needs of our town? We cover 2,800 square miles and have a mutual aid agreement with the national park service. txvff@yahoo.com