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