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    I was just curious about what kind of budgets your departments have. I know that the bigger paid services have quite abit of cash and some small stations don't even have a budget. Which are all of you in??

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    Jeremy Culver
    IACOJ Bureau of EMS

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  • #2
    We have 2 stations with 24 paid on call firefighters. We operate on a $100,000 budget a year. We won't get rich but we have good eq. and training.


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    • #3
      My full-time FD employer has about a 6 Million dollar allotment.

      My last volly dept has about a 260K yearly buget.
      Front line since 1983 and still going strong

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      • #4
        Volunteer (Total)
        1 Station
        6 Units (2-Pumpers; 1-Pumper/Tanker; 1-Mini-pumper crash truck; 1-Haz-Mat responce unit; 1-Officers car

        County Government budgets just over $20,000 per year.

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        • #5
          Combination Department - 11 Volunteers: 7 Full Time Paid. Protecting small city of 3385 population and also protecting approximately 70 square mile area (approximately 10,000 people)in Rural Fire Protection District. 2001 - 2002 budget from city is just over $300,000.00. We will receive around $50,000.00 from the Rural Fire Prevention District. We run about 1300 calls per year. 70% - 80% EMS First Response calls.

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          • #6
            What's a BUDGET!!!
            In my neck of the woods it's called an apropration.

            If the City needs a new park bench or office desk, money is no object just take it out of the fire departments budget...I mean appropriation.
            2-stations
            10-units
            25-volunteers
            $67,000.00 or less

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            • #7
              It must be nice to have all that type of funding........

              Try one station, 4 trucks and not really a building to put them in... And only gets $4K per year from the county.... The rest is fund raisings, donations, small grants and whatever we put into the department.

              We also have nine other departments within the county, that get $4K each from the county.....

              It would be nice to have that type of funding for all of them.
              Mike D.

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              • #8
                1 station
                about 15 volunteer firefighters
                4 trucks(2 pumpers ,tanker and a grass truck)
                we're something like 25-30 thousand a year budget. but do some fundraisers.

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                • #9
                  Town of 28 square miles, 7,000 population, $350 million dollar Grand List (assesment):

                  Town appropriations (approximate...i.e. off the top of my head!)
                  -- Fire & EMS First Responder Operational Expenses
                  ........$67,000 Mortlake Fire Co.
                  ........$37,000 East Brooklyn Fire Dept.
                  -- Depreciation of Fire Capital (see note below)
                  ........$60,000 Mortlake Fire Co.
                  ........$30,000 East Brooklyn Fire Co.
                  -- Fire Marshals Office
                  ........$40,000
                  -- Fire Hydrant Fees (to privately owned water utility)
                  ........$35,000
                  -- Length of Service Award Program
                  ........$35,000

                  Adds upto about $304,000 a year, or...
                  86 cents per $1,000 assessed property
                  or
                  $43/resident
                  (Grand list jumped to $350 million this year with re-evaluation. Had been $250 million last year!)

                  Mortlake Fire Company additionally runs an ambulance service independent of town tax support (break even financially via billing.) Both Mortlake & East Brooklyn also conduct fundraisers to augment Town Capital appropriations.

                  Note on Depreciation of Fire Capital: This is a way to state the "expense" to the town of all the capital purchases. Roughly $20,000 a year budgeted for "big ticket" equipment like PPE, Radios, SCBA, Hurst Tools, etc. The other $70,000 is in facilities and fire apparatus -- but you may see the Town spend $500,000 one year on trucks, and nothing more for the next five.
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                  • #10
                    Miked40; Has your department given any thought to attempting to establish either a Rural Fire Protection District of an Emergency Services District? Either of these would provide some funding.

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                    • #11
                      Miller Fire Department (volunteer)
                      Miller, SD

                      We have 35 volunteers, 2 stations, 11 vehicles (pumper/tankers, mini-pumpers, light rescue, support). Serve an area of 648 square miles with a population of about 3,000.

                      Our approximate budget each year is around $65,000.

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