U.S. Fire Administration: Funding Alternatives for Emergency Medical and Fire Services [open pdf - 4MB]
"The purpose of this manual is to identify the various grants and innovative funding alternatives available for emergency medical services (EMS) and fire protection services. Where appropriate, a discussion of the pros and cons of a particular funding source is discussed. In some instances, examples are given to illustrate how alternative funding is being successfully implemented in EMS agencies and fire departments across the country."
U.S. Fire Administration Report, FA-331
U.S. Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/