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Posted on: March 1, 2021

McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority Needs Your Help

McCandless Franklin Park Ambulance Authority Money Drive

While we most certainly appreciate your financial support for every Subscription dollar to date, this year, the need is the greatest it has ever been for YOUR emergency medical services (EMS) and ambulance program. Remember, despite the name MFPAA EMS serves your community – Pine, Bradford Woods, and Marshall – 24/7 with exceeding clinical excellence, staffing, and a broad base of EMS technology and services comparable to the best programs in the area.  We understand the economic challenges our citizens and communities face today, but we cannot sustain this exemplary level of service and response time without your support.

The Individual subscription rate is $60 per year or $5.00 per month.  The Family/Household subscription rate, which includes all persons in the home, is $90 per year or $7.50 per month. However, subscribers will still see significant savings, as we are continuing to write off 100% of out-of-pocket expenses related to emergency ambulance services, including applicable co-payments and deductible amounts.

The continued stressors of COVID have dramatically depleted our resources. Contrary to what you might think, MFPAA funding is not through tax dollars as a municipal service (like the police are). Aside from some cash and in-kind support, MFPAA receives no direct/mandated taxpayer support. We must fund our services almost exclusively from reimbursements, subscriptions, and donations. 

Over 25% of MFPAA’s operating expenses are for calls and uncompensated services, free care, or mandated responses. We are primarily dependent on the fees derived from billing insurance companies for each service we deliver at payment rates that do not cover the costs of being there for you when you need us most. The Subscription Program is a critical source of funding covering a significant portion of MFPAA’s response costs.

Again, we fully appreciate the economic challenges our communities are facing. While we actively look for ways to create a more sustainable EMS model for the future, your Subscription Program dollars help us provide services while we work towards that goal.

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