The purpose of Jones County EMS is to provide emergency and non-emergency care to the sick and injured located within the county. This care is provided at the Advance Life Support level which includes Intermediate Certification and staff work under the license and authority of the Medical Director. Jones County EMS Director, Timmy Pike, serves as a coordinator between the County, volunteer, and private EMS services in Jones County.
Strategically located between New Bern, Kinston and Jacksonville, Trenton (the County Seat) in Jones County is 22 miles from the North Carolina Global TransPark. It is only 30 miles from the Atlantic Coast beaches. Its location, halfway between major markets of New York and Florida, make it an ideal site location for industry. It has the undeveloped flat land area and the capacity to support induced commercial and industrial development. The distance from Trenton to Raleigh is 98 miles; to Wilmington (deep water seaport), 87 miles; to Morehead City (deep water port), 58 miles; to I-95, 72 miles; to Charlotte, 215 miles; to Jacksonville, 20 miles.
Jones County is predominantly a rural area. The local economy is driven by farming activities with no major industries. Most residents commute daily to nearby cities of Kinston, New Bern and Jacksonville.