Join us in extending a warm welcome to Steve Ashing, our new Deputy Director at Jasper County Emergency Management, along with his incredible Crisis Canine companion, River! 🐾

With an impressive 17-year tenure at the Newton Fire Department, Steve has served in various capacities, starting as a Firefighter, then progressing to Paramedic, and ultimately assuming the role of Crew Captain for the past 9 years. Additionally, Steve has dedicated his talents as a Reserve Deputy Paramedic for the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, where he played a pivotal role in developing the Sheriff’s Office Advanced Life Support EMS program.

Steve's commitment to community extends beyond his professional roles, as evidenced by his involvement as a board member for Crisis Canines of the Midlands and as a Jasper County D.A.C.S. peer support team member. His journey in public service began as a volunteer firefighter for the Grinnell Fire Department.

River, a remarkable one-year-old German Shepherd trained as a therapy dog, is accompanying Steve to the EMA office. River has been instrumental in supporting first responders and the public.

Let's give a big round of applause to Steve and River as they embark on this new chapter of service to our community!

This webpage was printed on April 22, 2024. For the most current election-related information, visit the Jasper County, Iowa, EMA website at .
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