2015 was a busy year for our team at FASP. We responded to 28,000 requests for service. 50% of our responses were activated through the 9-1-1 system, while the remaining volume was providing assistance to our extended care and acute care centers in Lebanon County. We continued to maintain a focus on customer service and quality clinical care for our community. In 2015, FASP touched the lives of one in seven residents in our community. In May, the American Health Association recognized FASP for out-of-hospital cardiac care of individuals experiencing ST Elevation MI, or better known as a heart attack. We operate a fleet of 14 ambulances, four paramedic units, and eight wheelchair vans from four stations throughout the county.
Many friends ask me why it cost so much for an ambulance. In reality we are reimbursed by Medicare $0.32 per $1.00 billed, and reimbursed by Medicaid $0.19 per $1.00 billed, and provided over $100,000 of Charitable Care in 2014.
In 2016, we will operate with a 6.4 million dollar budget with zero local tax dollars. We meet our budgetary needs by billing for services, our subscription program, and donations from generous individuals like you. Our capitol needs continue to grow as our fleet of vehicles and equipment continue to require replacement. Your donation will make a difference in a life in our community. The impact is immediate --- your dollars today are directed to care in our Lebanon Community. With a small gift, you can help us help you!
Chief Bryan D. Smith