Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency

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. 



Vacancy Announcement: Education & Compliance Officer

The Education and Compliance Officer manages the agency’s training, quality assurance, and HIPAA compliance programs.  While on-duty, this position will also serve as a back-up paramedic during times of high volume when resources become depleted.  Candidates should submit documentation of certifications and qualifications along with an application and resume, no later than May 23, by email to or by mail to JCESA 419 Sixteenth Ave Ranson, WV 25438.  Click here for the complete job description and application.  <ECO Application Package>


The JCESA Board is exploring different potential staffing models. We are predominantly seeking part time help. Your transition may be easier if you are currently a Volunteer or Career person in another jurisdiction. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply. You need at least CPR and an  Emergency Vehicle Operators Course. Please send your resume and letter of interest to Director Denise S. Pouget at Thank you for your interest! You must be 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.  


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 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.



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JCESA Directors Fiscal Year 2016 in review




JCESA Board of Director's By-Laws

 MOU between JCESA and Jefferson County Volunteer Fire Departments




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