ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Funding Alternatives   [open pdf - 384KB]

"Local budget pressures for fire and EMS [Emergency Medical Services] in the United States are requiring the use of a wide array of fundraising approaches beyond traditional methods such as taxes, loans, and leasing. These funding alternatives range from small fees for special services to major new sources of funds such as benefit assessments which pay for as much as 40 percent of the budget for some fire departments. The alternatives includes [sic] impact development fees, in which private developers pay for virtually all new fire stations and their associated apparatus and equipment, and subscription charges, where households pay a flat rate and then are absolved from any further payments associated with EMS beyond those covered by their medical insurance."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Management Science Program Series No. MS-2011-6
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Date:
2011-07-20
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Public Domain
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United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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