Well, they're just accepting the plan tonight, but still. These are the options.
$200,000 extra on top of current budget (to maintain status quo)
+$9.39M over 5 yrs; $1.878M/yr (action level; replacing stations 2 and 4 and putting firefighter paramedics on each engine + some equipment purchase for advanced ALS; 2 units)
it goes beyond basic EMT, including things like administering medicine and performing cardiac interventions, etc.
Colorado Springs and Longmont provide ALS but no transport (action level investment)
7 fire stations + one woodland facility
Expedient hazard and emergency medical response
Improving community preparation / response to disasters
Boulder wants to get that to 12% by 2025
That's for ALS.
You can read his comment, which I published in full.
Basic Life Support: Provides care by entry-level providers using minimal or no invasive or drug-based interventions
Base calls with ALS per year: 9,125
% of call resulting in transport: 60%
Annual growth in calls: 1.9%
Average patient charge: $1,414
Annual growth in rate charged: 1%
Gross collection rate: 38%
Avg. revenue per transport: $435
No, Calderazzo says.
Maybe we shouldn't, Adam.
"While your vision plan is not cheap, it's also no sky-high and unattainable, and ties into important outcomes and goals."
Generates $10M/yr, roughly, he says. "There's any number of things" to use it for, but we can talk about what $10M a year can do for the fire dept.