The Jasper County Sheriff Department’s Emergency Medical Services Program that provides Advanced Life Support Service throughout the County now has 28E agreements with 7 area communities. Under the agreement…these communities and their volunteer EMS Services will pay the Sheriff’s Department 150-dollars for each patient the Department’s EMT’s take primary care of. But Sheriff Halferty says that payment will only be made if the community receives payment from that patient.

The 18-month trial period for this program expired at the beginning of this month, and the Sheriff’s Department has not been issuing any bills for helping these towns with Advanced Life Support Service. That was by design. But Sheriff Halferty notes these local volunteer EMS services can now financially benefit from this cooperative effort.

After the County Supervisors approved the agreements with Baxter, Colfax, Kellogg, Reasnor, Sully, and Gilman this(Monday) morning…Sheriff Halferty shared a recent emergency call.

Sheriff Halferty says since March 2022 the Sheriff Department’s EMT’s have handled 424 patient cases and assisted on many others. So far this year, since January, he noted they’ve  assisted on 267 emergency calls.