The Division of the Fire Marshal is responsible for fire investigations, fire inspections, and fire code enforcement within Walker County. This division also investigates citizen complaints regarding fire and life safety hazards and enforces compliance with state and county building regulations.

The Fire Marshal is responsible for investigating all arson cases during and after fires. The Fire Marshal is a certified Fire/Arson Investigator as well as certified Peace Officer.

Inspections and Enforcement is responsible for fire code inspections, new construction inspections, compliance inspections, and high risk occupancies. The Division of the Fire Marshal uses the following codes: Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance, the current edition of the NFPA Codes and Standards as adopted and modified by the State Fire Marshal, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 2000 Edition, International Fire Code 2006 Edition, OCGA Titles 25, and 30 Georgia Accessibility Code. To schedule a inspection, please contact Fire Headquarters at 706-539-1255 or email

  • Programs offered by The Fire Marshals Office
  • Home inspections
  • Hearing impaired Smoke Alarms
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Business and Commercial assistance for exit drills
  • Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention
  • Caregivers Fire Safety Program
  • Plans Review for New Construction
  • CPR/First Aid Classes

The Fire Prevention Division handles all public education, including fire and life safety courses, CPR and first aid, and station tours.  This division also coordinates partnerships with communities and businesses to further the goals of reducing risk in the community. The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for the organization and implementation of fire and life safety programs for the citizens of Walker County.

Fire Engine Visits: Upon approval by the fire department, firefighters will visit local schools and daycare facilities to give children tips about fire safety, show off the fire engine, demonstrate fire gear, and teach them not to fear firefighters in emergency situations.

 Fire Risk Reduction: This class teaches participants what to expect in case of a fire and how to react if one occurs. Also discussed is how to design, implement, and practice a fire escape plan at home and at work.

Fire Station Tours: Children of all ages may visit the station by requesting a station tour. While visiting the station they will receive a demonstration of firefighter in gear, a tour of the station, and fire safety tips. Tours may be scheduled between the hours of 9:00am and 7:00pm any day of the week. Tours are dependent upon emergency calls received by station personnel.

The mission of the Fire Service is to save lives and protect property.  Outside of putting out fires and responding to medical calls, the department provides community education to helps achieve this goal.  To schedule one of our education programs or if you have any public relations requests, please contact Fire Headquarters at 706-539-1255 or e-mail

Office of the Fire Marshal

Fire Education Division