(Crystal City, Festus, Herculaneum, Pevely) The Joachim-Plattin Ambulance District saw another increase in calls for service in 2019. JPAD handles the quad city area of Festus, Crystal City, Herculaneum, and Pevely as well as further south in the Jefferson R-7 area all the way to the county line with Ste. Genevieve. JPAD also covers a large area going west near Mapaville. Administrator Curt Stueve says they were busy.
Stueve says they continue to work a lot of traffic accidents along I-55.
Stueve says JPAD also worked an average of two drug overdose calls a day throughout 2019.