Emergency Medical Services

For All Emergencies Call 911

On June 22nd of 2020, after months of public hearings and negotiations, the Minerva Fire Department and Rescue Squad transferred its EMS Operating Certificate to the Johnsburg Emergency Squad. Now, if you have a medical emergency in Minerva, you’ll see the same responders as you would before, the same ambulance will be waiting and ready at the station, ready to roll. The only difference is that those responders are now paid members of Johnsburg EMS, and instead of going to the ambulance first, they will be going straight to your door.

The Minerva Rescue Squad has a long and proud history of serving the community. For over sixty years Minerva volunteers have dedicated countless precious hours helping others. The squad was the last of its size in our area to remain all volunteer, and the hope is that by paying these heroes for responding, and joining their forces with Johnsburg, both squads will be stronger together.

With the addition of Minerva members, the Johnsburg Emergency Squad now has 30 employees. Remarkably, all but 3 of them live within our borders. This is an enormous asset in a district that now covers 367 square miles. From Garnet Lake to Minerva, from North River to Olmstedville, we have paramedics, drivers and EMTs ready to respond. Our goal for this year is to get them to you as quickly as possible, with the lifesaving equipment you need.