507 Shoe Factory Rd
Blairsville, GA 30512
Chief: R. David Dyer
Battalion Chief: Richard Jones
Training Officer: Brent Long
Administrative: Jeannie Matheson
Emergency Phone: 911
Non-Emergency Phone: (706) 439-6095
Union County Fire Department is responsible for fire protection, prevention, and emergency services within the borders of Union County and the City of Blairsville. The department also serves as the staff and operational members of the Emergency Management Agency of Union County. The department is a combination department consisting of 12 stations. Station 1 is the Headquarters station and is centrally located near the City of Blairsville. The other stations are strategically located throughout the county.
The members of the department include the career staff of 16 firefighters and officers. The department operates four firefighters and an officer each shift at Station 1. It also has a firefighter stationed in Suches M-F from 08:00 to 16:00. The administration staff includes one administrative assistant, one EMA staff person, one Battalion Chief, and the Fire Chief. The volunteers consist of 85 firefighters and officers who operate, manage, and respond from the volunteer stations. The department responds to all types of emergencies and averages 2,400 calls per year.
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.
The Mission of Union County Fire Department
The mission of Union County Fire Department is to prevent or minimize loss of life and property due to fire or other emergencies.
“Our Family Protecting Your Family”
Our Motto is a statement and reminder to each Union County Firefighter and to our customers that Union County Fire Department is a Family and as a Family, we will protect other families.
Our Core Values
- Faith – We value our faith
- Family – We value our family at home and our family within the department
- Honesty – We value honesty for it is a symbol of our profession
- Integrity – We value doing what is right and good
- Professionalism – We value our commitment to be professional at all times
- Compassion/Love – We value the love we have for our families, each other, the department, citizens, and community.
The Vision of Union County Fire Department
The vision of Union County Fire Department is to continuously improve ourselves and our department through appropriate strategic planning; recruiting and developing of personnel; obtaining and utilizing available resources to the highest potential; incorporating fire education and prevention; and by consistently evaluating and responding to the needs of our families, department, community, customers, and stakeholders.