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What fire leaders need to know about securing financing for capital purchases (white paper)

Download the free white paper to learn what you need to prepare and what to look for in a lender


Download the free white paper to learn what you need to prepare and what to look for in a lender.


Sponsored by United Financial, a Division of HomeTrust Bank

Financing a major purchase can be daunting for any organization, but especially so for volunteer or rural departments, many of which operate on limited budgets.

Download this white paper to learn more about why you need a replacement schedule and maintenance program for all vehicles, as well as the importance of planning for these costs and the need for your department to obtain cost-effective financing when purchasing new fire apparatus or replacing legacy apparatus.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why you need a fleet management and replacement plan.
  • How to budget for equipment purchases and other capital expenditures.
  • How to prepare your department to apply for financing.
  • How to find a trusted financing partner.

Fill out the form below to get your free copy of the guide!

Battalion Chief Robert Avsec (ret.) served with the Chesterfield (Virginia) Fire & EMS Department for 26 years. He was an instructor for fire, EMS and hazardous materials courses at the local, state and federal levels, which included more than 10 years with the National Fire Academy. Chief Avsec earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and his master’s degree in executive fire service leadership from Grand Canyon University. He is a 2001 graduate of the National Fire Academy’s EFO Program. Beyond his writing for and, Avsec authors the blog Talking “Shop” 4 Fire & EMS and has published his first book, “Successful Transformational Change in a Fire and EMS Department: How a Focused Team Created a Revenue Recovery Program in Six Months – From Scratch.” Connect with Avsec on LinkedIn or via email.