Fire Departments

Rabun County Fire Departments Receive New ISO Rating

We are happy to report that, as of April 27, 2009, ISO has re-rated Rabun County’s fire departments — including all of the ones that serve Lake Burton. The new rating for our area is a “5” . . . down from a “9”. This rating takes effect on August 1, 2009. Those with homeowners insurance polices in effect before that date should contact their insurance agents and alert them of this change. The adjustment from a “9” to a “5” rating should result in a substantial reduction to your insurance premium. Keep in mind that this improvement would not have happened without the many hours and hard work of our volunteer fire personnel. Be sure to show them your gratitude.

Download a copy of ISO’s fire department classification letter to Rabun County here.

Several LBCA members have communicated to us that their insurance providers are requesting additional information to substantiate the new fire department ratings. If that is the case with your provider, we recommend that you have your insurance agent contact the Rabun County Fire Department and speak to Marty or James. They may be contacted via e-mail at or by telephone at 706-782-2336.


Lake Burton Area Volunteer Fire Departments

The Lake Burton community is served by three volunteer fire departments. The LBCA encourages everyone to support the fundraising events held each year to help these volunteers enhance their equipment and fire-fighting skills. See the Calendar of Events page for the dates of upcoming events. Donations may also be sent to the departments at the following addresses. Please note that the phone numbers listed are the fire station numbers which are for non-emergency calls only. In case of an emergency, always dial 911.

Tallulah-Persimmon Fire Department

Chief: Chad Dixon
30 Persimmon Road
Clayton, GA 30525

Lakes Fire Department

Chief: Barry Woods
P.O. Box 476
Tiger, GA 30576

Wildcat Fire Department

Chief: Pat Thompson
5228 Highway 197 North
Clarkesville, GA 30523