Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency

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Jefferson County, WV is the eastern-most county of the panhandle of West Virginia. It includes approximately 210 square miles and 55,000 people, as of 2013. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 212 square miles (550 km2), of which 210 square miles (540 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (1.0%) is water. It is the only West Virginia county where the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River that John Denver sang about in the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" can be found. The lowest point in the state of West Virginia is located on the Potomac River (just east of Harpers Ferry) in Jefferson County, where it flows out of West Virginia and into Maryland. 


Mission Statement



The mission statement of the Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency (JCESA) is to assist the Jefferson County volunteer fire departments in providing fire and emergency medical services to all citizens and visitors of Jefferson County, West Virginia. JCESA and the fire departments will provide these services in a non-discriminatory manner with compassion, integrity and commitment to all those in need in a timely and professional manner.




The Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency will be holding their annual hearing reference the operation of the JCESA and the Ambulance Ordinance.  This is a class II legal advertisement.  Written comments pertaining to the operation of the JCESA within Jefferson County can be sent to Director Allen Keyser, 419 Sixteenth Avenue, Ranson, WV 25438

The hearing will be December 18, 2018 at precisely 6:30 p.m. in the JCESA Building, 419 Sixteenth Avenue, Ranson, West Virginia, 25438



JCESA Group BCA - Pink Oct 2018

The Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency is tasked with supplementing the volunteers and providing high-quality emergency services to the visitors and residents of the county. The Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency meets at 7:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency Building.

Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

October is Breast Cancer awareness month.  Pink shirts are available for purchase at the JCESA office Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm.  Pink T-shirts are $15 each (regardless of size) Available sizes Small - 5X.  The JCESA patch is on the front left chest, in white print, and the back features a special design for the cause.  Payment in cash or by check due at the time of purchase.  Proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley, a wonderful organization that provides support and meaningful assistance to those undergoing treatment here in the region.  We started with 150 shirts and they are going rather quickly, so get yours now if you want one.  To check availability call: Debbie Lancaster at, 304-728-3287 Ext. 5206, or email


Back Logo Pink Shirt


Employment Opportunities





JCESA Employment Application