The Jefferson Emergency Rescue District also provides emergency and health services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The district was first started as a volunteer department in 1975 and became a full time department in 1998.

It provides services to all Jefferson Village and nearby township residents.

The district has three fully stocked, advanced life support ambulances staffed by 21 EMT/ Paramedics.

The district will transport patients to any hospital in the county they wish to go including St. Joseph’s in Andover, Ashtabula County Medical Center, University Health Hospital Systems Memorial Hospital of Geneva and Brown Memorial Hospital.

The only time the district would not honor a request is during a severe medical emergency like cardiac arrest, a life threatening trauma, and child birth.

In these case the district will transport to the closest hospital that has the necessary medical equipment to handle the emergency.

In the summer of 2005 the district sent two EMT/ Paramedics and an ambulance to New Orleans for 30 days to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Residents of Jefferson Village and Township can sign up for a membership to the Rescue District.

A membership cost $20 and provides members with free emergency ambulance service for one year after insurance has been billed or free service if a member does not have insurance.

All residents of Jefferson Village and Township are given the same quality emergency care whether they are members or not. Residents interested in joining should contact the district at 576-4EMS (4367) or stop by headquarters on South Market Street. In an emergency dial 911.

The district also offers CPR classes and free blood pressure screenings seven days a week at headquarters. Call or stop by headquarters to find out the cost and schedule for the next CPR classes.