My department is currently looking into providing our own EMS transport program. We will start with BLS, then later on move to ALS. We have a private ambulance company doing all of our transports now. We respond to all EMS calls in a State approved ambulance with at least two EMT-D's now to assist the private ambulance. They are not very reliable at all, if you couldn't have figured that out on your own. This program will help to bring in money that will help save jobs and maybe increase manpower.
I am looking for input on this. What have other people done that have gone through this change? Pros and cons. Are there any grant programs available for fire based EMS programs out there? We already do the AFG, but is there something else that can help this move? The Chief wants as much ammo as possible before going to the Mayor with this, so any help would be great.
Thanks and stay safe!!