EMS grant for a Fire Dept in 2006
Iím starting to do research on our grants this year. We are looking at making our brush/attack mini pumper and our second out engine EMS certified, and replacing our old AEDs (lifepaks 300), and putting an AED on our tanker. Right now, we only have our first our engine and SERV are EMS certified. The total cost would be about 20 grand.
Our Department runs about 170 calls a year, which about 70% of calls are EMS. We have received 3 grants (firecom, PPE, and SCBA) out of the 5 years. Looking at 2005 guidance, EMS is now in with fire equipment. I thought it had itís own category. I guess that was another year. Are we trying for something that wouldnít be funded because of the need for firefighting equipment. The only other need we are looking at is extrication equipment. We donít have any extrication equipment, but feel EMS is our bigger need.
My question, is this a viable grant? How many received a grant for EMS? Thanks for your input in advance.