Jefferson Village and Township is also served by a dedicated staff of volunteer fire fighters. The Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department is one of the oldest departments in the county.

It was founded in 1837 and was called the Phoenix Hose Company. It later changed its name to The Wade Hose Company after Senator Benjamin Wade donated a silver hailing trumpet to the company.

The first fire truck was hand pumped. Today the department has several fire and heavy rescue trucks that can provide aid to any emergency situation.

The department also has a cadet program that is helping train future fire fighters. To join the program students must be at least 14 years old and out of the eighth grade. Cadets are issued and trained with the same equipment as adult fire fighters.

The department is located next to the Jefferson Police Department at the intersection of East Jefferson and South Market Streets. To report an emergency call 911.