Saturday, September 20, 2014
Departments Fire & EMS About
Contact Information
Business Phone: 614-861-3757

Fire Chief
Crystal Dickerson

1 Unit Battalion Chief
William McCullough

2 Unit Acting Battalion Chief
Lieutenant Cliff Reynolds

3 Unit Battalion Chief
Brad Shull

Fire Prevention • Inspections • Investigations
Chad Mast

Administrative Assistant
Rebecca Swingle

Jefferson Township Fire Department
In November of 1966 the Jefferson Township Trustees took steps toward establishing their own fire department. The Jefferson Township Fire Department was established as a volunteer department in 1967.  Since that time it has transitioned from volunteers to a combination of full time and part time firefighters and paramedics. 

Jefferson Fire provides the community with professional emergency medical services, and fire prevention and suppression services. Your Fire Department currently staffs one station 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. On a typical 24-hour shift, up to nine firefighter/paramedics and a Battalion Chief serve on duty. The Fire Chief is available during business hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Fire staff responds to calls for assistance in two medics, one compressed-air-foam pumper engine, battalion chief car, and the fire chief’s car. Responding fire equipment is stocked with advanced life support equipment. Not only are we here to provide fire protection; our goal is to be prepared during any medical or other traumatic emergency. Additional assistance is available and provided through mutual aid agreements with all surrounding fire departments. The Jefferson Township Fire Department responded to over 2000 fire and emergency medical calls; and the number of responses normally increasing about 10% per year. Our service area is approximately 14 square miles, and includes Jefferson Township, parts of Reynoldsburg, Gahanna and Columbus.

Jefferson Township is classified by the Insurance Services Office with a Class 4 ISO 
rating. Our staff is highly trained, with the department logging more than 8000 hours of training a year.

Emergency Medical Services
Jefferson Township Fire Department’s paramedics and emergency medical technicians provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to township residents, workers and visitors. With population more than doubling in the past decade, the fire department has continuously added EMS personnel, equipment and supplies during that time to keep up with demands for service, yet doing so in a cost-effective manner.

There are different levels of training for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) ranging from EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic, the highest skill certification available. Most responders are certified paramedics. All employees are required to maintain a certain amount of training to keep their certifications. A detailed medical protocol set forth by the medical director details procedures, policy and techniques that each EMT must follow at his or her level of certification. The procedures and equipment required to perform patient care has become extensive over the years. Each year the State of Ohio Division of EMS hands down the newest procedures that EMTs can perform at each level of certification. The changes have substantially increased the costs of training, equipment, and supplies. Jefferson regularly applies for state grants to offset some of the expenses.

Jefferson Township is able to provide advanced life support equipment and paramedics whether responding by engine, ladder, or medic vehicle. Dr. Paul Zeeb is the Medical Director and is a board certified physician with more than 30 years of experience in emergency medical services

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