The Jefferson Rural Fire Protection District was formed in 1956 and covers approximately 100 square miles that includes the communities of Jefferson, Millersburg, and Talbot.
Emergency services provided include fire suppression, emergency medical services, ambulance transportation, water rescue, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, fire safety education, and health education on injury and illness prevention.
The Jefferson Fire District sponsors the annual Emergency Services Expo which provides an array of safety, health, and prevention information to the community. Other sponsored activities include a Flu Shot Clinic, Super Sitter Classes, AARP Safe Driving Classes, First Aid/CPR Instruction, Mint Festival Breakfast, monthly Bingo’s, and the Christmas Food Basket Project. Jefferson Fire District also manages the Greater Jefferson Peer Court program.
There are three fire stations within the district and are located in Jefferson, Millersburg, and Talbot which are primarily staffed with volunteers. The volunteers are people of good character who reside or work within the district boundaries and are willing to go through an extensive training program in order to serve as a member of the Jefferson Fire District. Community members interested in volunteering should contact the fire district office. District personnel includes the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, Training/Maintenance Officer, Logistics Supervisor, Administrative Assistant, part time Office Assistant approximately 40 volunteers including firefighters, EMS personnel, and Support Team, 12 part-time paramedics, and a Peer Court Coordinator.
There are a total of four fire engines, one 3,000 gallon water tenders and two 2,500 gallon multi-use tenders, two brush fire pick-ups, one medium duty rescue unit, one light duty rescue, one rescue/brush pick-up, two ambulances, one rescue boat, two command unit, and one support unit currently in service at the three stations.