Rabun County Fire Services
Fire Chief, James Reed
14 Emergency Drive
Clayton, GA 30525
Rabun County Fire Services covers 361 square miles with 12 Volunteer Fire Stations, 200 Volunteer Firefighters, 17 Fire Engines, 11 Tankers, 11 Mini Pumpers, and 3 Fire Boats. 11 of the 12 fires stations are equipped with extrication tools and all stations have members who are medical responders.
In 2015 Rabun County Fire Services responded to approximately 2,000 calls which consisted of structure fires, brush fires, motor vehicle accidents, and emergency medical calls. Rabun County currently has an ISO rating of 5/5x. To qualify for the 5 rating, your residence must be within 5 miles of a fire station and within 1000 feet of an approved water source.
Our department consists of 6 paid personnel. They are Fire Chief James Reed, Assistant Chief Justin Upchurch, and 4 full-time firefighters each working a 24 hour shift. In addition to the paid personnel, we have 3 volunteer staff positions: Fire Marshal Scott Crane, Fire Safety Educator Brian Dickerson, and Public Information Officer Bonnie Flick. The rest of the department is made up of highly dedicated volunteers. We are always looking to increase the amount of volunteers on our department! If you are interested, stop by your local station or come by our Headquarters at the Clayton Fire Station to pick up an application.