Hey, guys. Don’t you have to pay mortgages, taxes, and maintenance on “branch” facilities, too? Those are the reasons I counted roofs when I first put this chart together some years ago. If you’re doing fewer than 100 calls a year–whether under one roof or three roofs–you have to charge a lot more per call than a facility doing say 300 calls a year to cover those expenses. When I was growing up, the sign in a small Vermont town said “Upholstery, Hardware, Undertaking.” They knew it was a part-time job. Alas, many FDs want full-time pay for part-time work. BTW, on the west coast–where supply and demand are in closer sync–prices tend to be lower.
Dec 5, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm