About Us

The Jefferson Rural Fire Protection District was formed in 1956 and covers approximately 98 square OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAmiles that includes the communities of Jefferson 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 activities which include a Flu Shot Clinic, Super Sitter Classes, AARP Safe Driving Classes, First Aid/CPR Instruction, Mint Festival Breakfast, quarterly Bingo’s, and the Christmas Food Basket Project.

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, paramedics and EMT’s, approximately 30 volunteers including firefighters, EMS personnel, and Support Team.

There are a total of four fire engines that carry 1,000 gallons of water and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute, one 3,000 gallon water tenders and two 2,500 gallon multi-use tenders, three brush fire pick-ups (two with rescue equipment), one medium duty rescue unit, two ambulances, one rescue boat, one command unit, and two support units currently in service at the three stations.