Jackson County EMS is located in the center of Jackson County, Kansas – North of Topeka, KS approximately 30 miles, in Holton, KS. Jackson County EMS serves over 11,000 citizens and has two major highways running north/south, and east/west. Jackson County includes the towns of Circleville, Delia, Denison, Holton, Hoyt, Mayetta, Netawaka, Soldier, and Whiting. Jackson County EMS is the primary emergency medical provider for our area, and also provides care for patients in surrounding counties as mutual aid such as Nemaha, Brown, and Pottawatomie. Jackson County EMS transports to and/or from Holton Community Hospital, Onaga Community Hospital, Stormont-Vail of Topeka, University of Kansas Health Systems: St. Francis Campus of Topeka, Mosaic Health Care of Saint Joseph, MO, KU Medical Center of Kansas City, Children’s Mercy of Kansas City, and many other care facilities in Northeast Kansas and surrounding areas.
Jackson County EMS has two ambulances staffed 24 hours a day, Seven days a week, with many employees available for additional ambulances at any given time. JCEMS provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) and emergent/non-emergent transport for the sick and injured. Many JCEMS first respond to medical and traumatic calls whether on duty or not. Resources of any one EMS system can be overwhelmed. Mutual aid with neighboring services ensures help is available when needed, whether here or there. JCEMS frequently calls upon LifeStar, which provides ambulatory services in the air.
JCEMS responds to every structure fire to “stand-by” and to promote firefighter hydration and overall health, free of charge. JCEMS also provides classes to the public, is involved in community organizations and boards, is involved in community relations such as parades and community functions, and is also very active in our youth. The morale at JCEMS is incredible. Our facility is impeccable and excellence is the only acceptable quality of service.
Jackson County EMS is honored to employ Dr. Deb Smith, MD, NREMT-P, as their medical director.