Jasper Fire Department

Jasper Fire Department


The mission of the Jasper Fire Department is to protect life and property of the citizens and visitors of the City of Jasper from all hazards. The professional members of Jasper Fire Department will accomplish this mission through advanced education and training, and by providing prevention, public education, and mitigation services to the citizens and visitors of the City of Jasper.


Georgia’s Outdoor Burn Ban is in effect from May 1 through September 30 each year.

The City of Jasper Fire Department will no longer be issuing burn permits for controlled burns. Effective immediately, you will need to contact the Georgia Forestry Commission, by phone 1-877-OK2-BURN (652-2876) or online, for your permits.

We feel that this will save the citizens the trouble of coming by the fire department to obtain a permit, and with calling to get clearance for burning. We will still be enforcing the rules and regulations that the state issues for controlled fires including the statewide burn ban.

If you have any questions regarding the regulations, please feel free to contact us, we will be glad to help.

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277 Burton Street
Jasper, GA 30143

phone_in_talk706-692-6789 non-emergency

Call 911 in an Emergency

John Sherrer III  - Jasper Fire Chief

John Sherrer III

email jsherrer@jasper-ga.us

Von Headrick - Jasper Assistant Fire Chief

Von Headrick

email vheadrick@jasper-ga.us

Ian Norton - Fire Marshal

Ian Norton

email inorton@jasper-ga.us

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Guidelines for Annual and Busincess License Fire Safety Inspections

Procedure for Plan Submittal

Tenant Occupancy Change


All new Commercial and Residential construction requiring electrical service shall have a means of disconnecting the electrical service to said building readily available to emergency personnel. This shall include renovation to existing structures exceeding Fifty (50) percent.

This means of electrical service disconnection shall be in the form of a service disconnect or shunt mounted outside the structure. It shall be easily accessible to responding emergency personnel.

This amends and exceeds the requirements of the State of Georgia, as listed in sections 705.20, 705.21, and 705.22 of the National Electrical Code, 2005 edition.
Any Commercial Building designed for Multi-Tenant use or subdivided for such use shall have a Fire Separation that is rated for not less than One (1) hour between each tenant space if the building is protected by an automatic sprinkler system.

If said building is not protected by an automatic sprinkler system, these fire separations shall be rated for not less than Two (2) hours.

This amends and exceeds the requirements of the State of Georgia, as listed in section 302.3.1 and table 302.3.3 of the International Building Code, 2000 edition, and section 8.2.1 and table A.8.2.1 of the Life Safety code, 2000 edition.

Note: Fire Separations are commonly referred to as Fire Barriers, Fire Walls, etc. No matter what term is used to describe these separations they shall meet or exceed all applicable codes.

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