The "New Normal": Fire/EMS Budgets After COVID-19
After the COVID-19 pandemic spread across our country, schools, businesses, and industries closed for several months. This has had an immediate short- and long-term effect on revenue that funds local fire and EMS departments and has forced businesses to reassess short- and long-term business models. What will be the "new normal" in your community? How will the changes in the business community like telecommuting, more work from home and less office space occupancy, online vs. in-person shopping, and delivery vs. eating in restaurants affect your fire and EMS budgets now and into the future? This class will examine the impact on fire and EMS budgets and how these changes impact property taxes, income/earnings tax, sales tax, as well as fundraising activities. Learn to prepare for the "new normal" and what models for funding and federal programs are available to help.