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Fire Department



507 Shoe Factory Rd
Blairsville, GA 30512

Contact Person:
Chief: R. David Dyer
Battalion Chief: Richard Jones
Training Officer:  Brent Long
Administrative: Jeannie Matheson

Contact Details:
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 Motto

“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.




-- Official Notice --
Notice #1: A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Union County Courthouse, 65 Courthouse Street, Blairsville, Georgia.

The purpose of this hearing will be for Union County to provide information and answer questions regarding the proposed revisions to Chapter 18, Section 18-105 of the Union County Code of Ordinances. This section is referred to as the construction board of adjustment and appeals.

Please send your comments via regular mail or to the email address listed on our website at
Notice #2: There will be a CALLED MEETING of the Union County Commission on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. located at 65 Courthouse Street, Blairsville, Georgia in Courtroom A.

The purpose of this meeting will be to conduct the 2nd Reading of the revisions to Chapter 18, Section 18-105, Construction board of adjustments and appeals.

No other business will be conducted.