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    Question 2006 AFG/ EMS Equip

    We are a rural fire district, and provide ALS treatment and are beginning to provide ALS transport soon, but we need a second ALS monitor, as we have 1 ALS monitor, and 2 obsolete AED's.
    What are the funding priorities for EMS equip?
    I don't want to write the proposal if it will be low priority.
    How about auto-pulses?

    Any info you can provide would be helpful

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    In the EMS section of the PG:

    Organizations that request equipment to the EMT-B level and request the basic support equipment will receive a higher priority. Requests seeking assistance to purchase equipment to support advance level EMS services are a secondary priority.

    Other eligible items include computers, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and infectious disease control and decontamination systems.

    Read the words 'also' and 'other' as meaning low priority. BLS equipment and training is a higher priority than ALS equipment and training. So it looks like you're behind the 8 ball, but that just means you have to work a little harder than some other people to shore up your narrative.

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    So if you applied for an ALS monitor with built in AED?, where does that put you? I would think probably in lower priority.

    Also, does anyone have a successful narrative requesting fire equipment and ems equipment (an ALS monitor) in the same request? If so, would you be willing to share, email me at ecvfd933@bellsouth.net with subject of "Grant Narrative".

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    If you mean like the LifePak12, then yes that's an ALS piece of equipment with a BLS bonus package. Since the primary job is EKG.

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    That is what I was thinking.

    Thanks!!

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    We are first responders in our coverage area, we have 3 EMTB folks that double as FF. We are a volunteer station with less than 100 calls total per year. Of that number, probably less than 1/4 last year were EMS related. We do not transport, we assist the local Ambulance company as needed. We are wanting to do more calls in the coming time.

    Will I be killing our grant if I apply for EMS PPE along with new Structural PPE?

    I only plan on asking for 3 sets of ems ppe because those will be our primary people on medical calls.

    Last year we got DJ'd mainly because I tried to make all the dept happy and applied for too many different things. (Gear, SCBA, Tools).

    I don't want to hurt our chances this year.

    Thanks again for all the wonderful help here on this forum.

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    If they run both, then I'd nix the EMS PPE since structural provides the same BSI protection. If they were just EMTs and not FFs, then you could justify it, but I think it would be a stretch to ask for both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC79er
    If they run both, then I'd nix the EMS PPE since structural provides the same BSI protection. If they were just EMTs and not FFs, then you could justify it, but I think it would be a stretch to ask for both.
    I would agree with Brian here.
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    How about EMS expanding its rescue operations to Confined Space Rescue with the departments training instructors providing the training needed thought time?

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    Only if the training will lead to certifications issued through an authorized training institution. And only if the EMS agency already provides rescue services of some kind already (vehicle, trench). If the FDs handle the rescue in the area then it might be seen as a duplication of effort and will not be reviewed well, if at all.

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