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     Established in 1909, the City of Jerome Fire Department is celebrating its 100th anniversary serving the great community of Jerome. Through a combined paid-on-call and career Fire Department, the City provides the most cost effective and efficient protection possible against the grave effects of fire, disaster, and medical emergency to the community and its citizens through education, mitigation, preparedness, response, and enforcement. These services are provided within 5.9 square miles of service area, utilizing two stations. The department consists of seventeen career full-time staff and twenty-five paid-on-call members. The department is also part of the Regional Hazardous Material Response Team, which includes six neighboring counties that encompass fifteen separate fire and life safety agencies. Furthermore, the Department has mutual aid agreements with ten communities within the surrounding area and enjoys the benefit of shared resources beyond the bounds of mutual aid. The department also supports the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for wild land firefighting, as well as the Idaho Department of Lands.