Meet the Staff
Steve Hill is one of our longest tenured employees here at the Jefferson Emergency Rescue District, first joining the district in as a part-time Paramedic. In 2003 Steve was hired full-time with the Jefferson Emergency Rescue District, and currently serves as the departments station and vehicle maintenance manger.
A 1982 graduate of Edgewood High School, Steve became an EMT in 1983 and later obtained his Paramedic in 1988. Outside of Jefferson Rescue, Steve is also currently employed as a part-time Firefighter/Paramedic with the city of Conneaut Fire Station #1, and has previously worked for Community Care Ambulance in Ashtabula. When not working, Steve enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
EMS Equipment & Supplies
Joe Edison is a 2005 graduate of Jefferson High School and started working at Jefferson Rescue as an auxiliary EMT in December 2008. In 2011, Joe became a paramedic and was moved to Part-time status. Joe became a full-time employee of Jefferson Rescue in 2016 and also handles EMS supplies and scheduling for the department.
Outside of work, Joe enjoys attending Cleveland Indians games, riding his side by side RTV and spending time with friends and family around the campfire in the summer. He is also an active member on the Jefferson Fire Department, where he serves as a Captain. Joe lives in Jefferson with his wife and 2 sons.
EMS Training / Billing / EMS Memberships / Public Relations
Jake started with Jefferson Rescue as a part-time employee December 2005, and became a full-time employee in October 2017. Jake worked for Community Care ambulance as a Critical Care paramedic from 2008-2014 and has been employed with University Hospitals since 2011 as a Paramedic in the Emergency Department, and a department lead medic at the UH Ashtabula Urgent Care. Jake has advanced his education with University Hospitals, and is now working as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department. Jake is our EMS training coordinator certified to teach all levels of EMS and holds certifications to teach basic and advanced life support. Jake joined the Jefferson Fire Department in 2003, and is currently a Captain within the department. Jake enjoys spending time on his farm with his two children and wife, as well as traveling as a family.