Emergency Management Agency
Charles Worden, Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief
Union County Fire Department
507 Shoe Factory Road
Blairsville, GA 30512
The Emergency Management Agency office is responsible for maintaining the County Emergency Operations Plan and for the overall management of any disaster that should befall the County. We respond to all types of emergencies such as lost persons on trails and injury, etc.
Working closely with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA) the American Red Cross and other state and federal agencies, Union County is very well prepared in case of emergency.
In the past eighteen years, Union County has responded to three federally declared disasters and received funds to handle damage from a blizzard in 1993 and a tornado that hit the county in 1998 and a hurricane in 2004.
The Fire Chief is responsible for the daily supervision of the County's 12 full-time paid firefighters and oversees more than 80 volunteer firefighters. He also oversees E911.
Union County has 12 district fire stations. The ISO rating for Union County is a class 6/9. Residence within 5 miles of a station and 1000 feet of an approved water source has an ISO protection class of 6 and all others are class 9.
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