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Fire Department

fire-departmentLocation:
507 Shoe Factory Rd
Blairsville, GA 30512

Contact Person:
Chief: R. David Dyer
Battalion Chief: Richard Jones
Administrative: Jeannie Harris Matheson
Chaplin: Joseph Nickerson

Contact Details:
Emergency Phone: 911
Non-Emergency Phone: (706) 439-6095

About:
The Union County Fire Department is comprised of the Fire Chief, Battalion Chief, 12 full-time paid firefighters, which includes 3 Lieutenants, an Administrative Assistant and approximately than 80 volunteer firefighters.  Twelve district fire stations are located throughout Union County, ensuring the most efficient response to fire and rescue as it may occur.

As a result of this coverage, the ISO Rating for the county is a class 4/4Y. Residence within 5 miles of one of these stations and 1,000 feet of an approved water source are rated 4.  Residence within 5 miles of one of these stations but further than 1,000 feet of an approve water source are rated 4Y.

Union County is a Firewise Community:
Brush, grass and forest fires don’t have to be disasters. NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire. Firewise is a key component of Fire Adapted Communities – a collaborative approach that connects all those who play a role in wildfire education, planning and action with comprehensive resources to help reduce risk.

The program is co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, the  US Department of the Interior, and theNational Association of State Foresters.

To save lives and property from wildfire, NFPA’s Firewise Communities program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and each other from the risk of wildfire.

Announcements
Current Employment Opportunity

Union County
E-911 Communications Officer
Union County will be accepting applications for the position of Communication Officer to work at the E-911 Center. Georgia Basic Communications Officer Certification is preferred, but not required to apply. Applicants must be able to work 12 hour shifts including nights and weekends as required. Applications are available 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday at the Union County E-911 Center at 76 Hunt Martin St Suite D Blairsville, Ga 30512. Contact number 706-439-6056. This position is open until filled. Successful applicant must be able to pass a background investigation drug/alcohol test, and a pre-employment assessment. Full time and part time positions are available offering comparable wages and full time positions offer full benefits. Union County is an equal opportunity employer.