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I am looking for information on vending machines in stations for a research project.

1. What type of department are you reporting from; career only, volunteer only, or combination?

2. Who owns / operates the vending consessions in the station?

3. What type of vending items do you have; food, beverage, or both?

4. Do you mandate any nutritional requirement for the snacks?  If so, how was the requirement implemented, through an SOP or within a service contract?

5. If you have transitioned to a more healthy selection of snacks did you run into any problems / issues?  If so how were they addressed?


Thank you,


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Volunteer Dept., Soda machine , Owned by the Company

Snacks are allowed and provided by the Department , once a week after Drill , No to question #4 , Meals cooked by station crew are cooked and planned by the crew.


Dinner provided once a month by Kitchen crew , planned once a month in advance .



Bottled Water / gatorade provided by the Dept. as well as Coffee

Volunteer dept, Soda Machine owned by us, meals usually take out (pizza & wings) on certain training nights, water,coffee, hot coca provided by department , The return deposit on the soda and bottle water pays for replacement soda and water
Volunteer dept, dept owned snacks, candy and soda, no mandates on nutrition

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