JahMed originated in 1996 at the Reggae on the River music festival at French’s Camp in Humboldt County, California. It was created by founding members David Moss and Patte Rae, along with a group of dedicated volunteers, to serve the medical needs of local community events. Presently, JahMed maintains its base in the heart of the redwoods – Redway, California. Our current operational structure consisting of six departments, each overseen by a “MedHead”, was implemented in 2006 and has served us and our clients well ever since. Each “MedHead” is a professional in his/her field, and serves as a volunteer leader of their department.This operational structure allows for flexible scaling of JahMed’s volunteer work force in conjunction with each venue’s needs and has contributed to JahMed’s success in covering events ranging in size from less than a 100 to over 20,000+ attendees.
JahMed is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We have established working relationships with our local public safety agencies in the areas we service, working collaboratively at local events to provide mutual emergency medical support to the patrons and staff.