The Jerome Township Division of Fire strives to exceed the expectations of a community fire department. In fact, it is probably more accurate to describe our role as “Life Safety Services” as opposed to fire department. More and more of our time, energy and resources are spent away from the traditional reactive responses but instead on a proactive approach. Our main emphasis is to promote the protection of lives, property and the environment.
Of course the Department continues to provide the traditional services such as fire suppression, emergency medical services at an advanced life support level, hazardous material, entrapment and rescue responses and life safety inspections and prevention activities.
Our role is directed at making this a safer and healthier community. Always at your service, the Jerome Township Division of Fire stands ready to serve you.
Please feel free stop by the Fire station for a tour of our facilities. We are proud of what has been accomplished in a relatively short period of time.
These accomplishments would not have been possible with out the support of you, the residents of Jerome Township.
In the Interest of Public Safety
Scott A. Skeldon, Fire Chief
Police services, including patrol and investigation, are provided by the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The emergency number for Jerome Township is 9-1-1.
Jerome Township is served by three (3) Public Safety Officers. These officers are Deputies from the Union County Sheriff’s Department contracted to provide service in Jerome and Millcreek Townships. Their service is divided between the two townships on a 75%/25% basis with Jerome Township paying 75% of their wages and receiving 75% of their time. This ratio corresponds with the approximate number of residents in each township.
As Public Safety Officers, these Deputies are considered First Responders and each is trained, in addition to being a Deputy Sheriff, as a Fire Fighter and a Medic. Thus they can provide the necessary assistance until the Fire Department or Medic unit arrives on the scene.
The voters of Jerome Township approved a 1.2 mill levy in November of 2007 for a period of five years to provide this Safety Service. This program was maintained by the passage of a 1.2 mill levy in November of 2011.