County to Dedicate EMS Building to Paramedic
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
Volusia County’s Public Protection Department announced plans last year to open an emergency medical services building next to a southeast Volusia fire station. When long-time paramedic, Gerald “Jerry” Jones, heard the news he was looking forward to working in the new office.
Tragically, Jones passed away from COVID-19 complications back in September.
According to a release, Jones’ coworkers plan to carry his dreams forward by dedicating the new building in his name.
A dedication ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, at Volusia County Fire Rescue Station 23 off Pioneer Trail in New Smyrna Beach.
Jones, a U.S. Navy veteran who worked for Volusia County Emergency Medical Services for 21 years, is survived by his wife, Emily, and son Joshua.
"Gerald emulated excellence, quality, and commitment in a life of service to the residents of Volusia County,” said Emergency Medical Services Director Jason Brady. “Volusia County EMS will never forget Gerald, and his memory will remain a permanent fixture at Station 23.”
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