Jackson Hole Fire/EMS is a full service emergency response organization which manages the fire protection and emergency medical services system for the Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming. This combination department was organized through a 2004 Joint Powers Agreement between the Town of Jackson and Teton County.
Areas of Operation
The department operates in the areas of:
Emergency response to fires, medical emergencies, and hazardous incidents
Funding is provided on a 45/55 basis from the Town of Jackson and Teton County. The Town of Jackson enjoys an Insurance Services Office (ISO) classification of Class 5 within the Town limits. Anything within 5 miles of Station 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 have an ISO of 7. Everything else has an ISO rating of 10.
The Fire Department is funded through the tax base within Teton County and the Town of Jackson. Money to operate the department is generated through several tax areas, but a significant portion through the Special Fire Fund. Overall costs for apparatus purchases and facility construction and expansion are typically offset by grant acquisition and donations.
Fire Administration Services
Compiles, presents and monitors the annual budget
Coordinates and manages fire suppression and prevention for Teton County and the Town of Jackson
Enforces State Statutes related to the duties and responsibilities of the County Fire Warden
Enforces State Statutes related to the Fire Department through Local Enforcement
Equipment and apparatus specifications and purchase
Implements rules and regulations
Keeps inventory of all equipment
Maintains files on hose records, maintenance records, personnel records and general Business records
Participates in emergency management
Public relations and liaison activities
Working with Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Fish and Wildlife, State Forestry and neighboring counties