Special equipment grants help save more lives
The Foundation assists emergency medical service providers in better serving their communities by providing financial assistance to purchase emergency medical equipment. Funding priority is given to communities with a limited tax base or funding sources.
Recently funded equipment:
- King County Fire District #43, Maple Valley, pediatric backboards
- King County Fire District #44, Auburn, AED
- King County Fire District #51, Snoqualmie Pass, stair chair
- Snohomish County Fire District #3, Monroe, stair chair
- Snohomish County Fire District #24, Darrington, stair chair and pulse oximeter
- Snohomish County Fire District #25, Arlington, three pulse oximeters, three spider straps, and one basket
One of the purposes of the Medic One Foundation is to assist nonprofit emergency medical services agencies in better serving their communities by providing matching grants for the purchase of emergency medical equipment. Our intent is to help agencies leverage existing budget resources.
An agency must be the primary nonprofit provider of emergency medical services to a local area in the Puget Sound region. It is anticipated that such agencies will usually be local fire departments, but may be community hospitals or other local institutions, which operate as nonprofit public agencies. All applicant agencies must be public entities or private nonprofit corporations recognized by the State of Washington.
No agency will receive funding for two consecutive years.
Grant requests in excess of $20,000 will not be considered. The Foundation will consider requests for the purchase of capital equipment necessary for the provision of pre-hospital emergency medical services, including, but not limited to:
- Equipment required for publicly-funded life support vehicles used to respond to medical emergencies.
- Equipment approved by the local Medical Program Director and used in the treatment of medical emergencies.
Requests for public access defibrillators, vehicles, gurneys, and glidescopes will not be considered.
The Foundation’s Equipment Grant Review Committee will review all properly completed applications. The committee will rate applications and prioritize them according to the following criteria:
- Does the application adequately describe an unmet need in the delivery of emergency medical services?
- Does the application describe how this need can be resolved by receiving the requested funds on a one-time-only basis?
- Does the applicant agency have qualified personnel to use this equipment?
Funding is on a matching basis. The Medic One Foundation may contribute up to 75% of the cost of the requested equipment. The applicant agency must demonstrate the financial capability and commitment to fund the balance of its request.
Applications will be rated and ranked in priority order and will receive funding in accordance with the financial capabilities of the Medic One Foundation.
Completed grant application forms must be submitted to the Medic One Foundation no later than Friday, September 27, 2013.