Our History

The county started the service on January 1, 1991, hiring Dennis Brasher to organize and set up the EMS system. Mr. Brasher retired in 2020 and Nathaniel D. Bryant was appointed in October 2020 to continue to lead JCEMS forward.  The service operates under a county ordinance with an Ambulance Board of Directors that meets monthly.

This board consists of:
  • One physician - Dr. Frank Pangallo, MD
  • One county commissioner - Bob Gillaspy
  • One county councilman - Brett Turner
  • Jackson County Sheriff - Rick Meyer
  • Seymour City Assistant Police Chief- John Watson
  • President of the Jackson County Fire Chiefs Association - Ben Rudolph
  • Schneck Medical Center Administrator - Dr. Eric Fish, MD
  • Community Member- Brad Lucas 
  • Community Member- Lynn Howard

The service has twice won the Indiana Paramedic Provider of the Year as well as once won the State Governors Cup Paramedic Ambulance Competition.

Statistical Information
Jackson County EMS provides pre-hospital treatment at the scene of emergencies under the auspices of medical control from Schneck Medical Center. Transport is then made to the closest or most appropriate facility. 

7,312 responses were made in 2022. We employ a staff of 42 EMTs, Advanced EMTs, and Paramedics. Full-time field staff works 24 hours on and 48 hours off while the day truck works M-F 8 am-5 pm.

Executive Director

Nathaniel D. Bryant, NRP (812) 523-7501 Ext 1 email