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JCA Awards

Heart Safe Awards

The Jackson Community Ambulance Board of Trustees honors organizations for their efforts in providing a heart safe environment for visitors and staff by meeting this criteria:

  • Public access automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in their building(s)
  • CPR/AED trained staff on site whenever facility is open
  • A regularly practiced cardiac emergency response plan

The following organizations have created a Heart Safe environment and received the JCA Heart Safe Award:


Siena Heights University, Adrian


Vandercook Lake Public Schools, Summit Township


Consumers Energy, Jackson
Jackson YMCA
Napoleon Community Schools, Napoleon Township

Heart Safe Award winners are recognized by the JCA Board of Trustees each year during Emergency Medical Services Week, usually celebrated the third week in May. Representatives from the winning organizations receive a plaque for their main building and are honored at our annual Emergency Medical Services Recognition Awards Dinner.

Nominations are welcome all year long. The organization must be headquartered or operate in the JCA 9-1-1 service area — Jackson County, parts of Lenawee County and the Albion area — or the 9-1-1 service areas of our affiliated ambulance services - JCA, MCA, LCA or ACA.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Board of Trustees of Emergent Health Partners (JCA’s parent company) honors individuals for their outstanding contribution to our organization and emergency medical services in the communities we serve. More

For further information about our awards or if you wish to nominate an individual or an organization, please contact Community Relations at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 734-477-6782.