Quality of Life

quality of life

Subject: QUALITY OF LIFE – Law Enforcement & Fire Department


Law Enforcement:

Gilmer County Sheriff Department

1 Broad St.

Ellijay, GA

Phone:  706.635.4162

City of Ellijay Police Department

197 North Main St.

Ellijay, GA

Phone:  706.635.7430

City of East Ellijay Police Department

107 Oak St.

East Ellijay, GA  

Phone:  706.276.3111

Gilmer County Department of Public Safety – Fire Department

The Gilmer County Department of Public Safety is a combination fire department that consists of professional full time and volunteer members.  The department provides fire suppression, EMS services, as well as technical water, rope, and crash victim rescue.  The Gilmer County Department of Public Safety strives to provide the highest level of public service to the citizens they serve.

Areas of Responsiblity:

-Fire Suppression

-Fire Prevention

-Emergency Medical Services

-Search & Rescue

There are seventeen Gilmer County Fire Station Locations:

Station 1 –  325 Howard Simmons Road**

Station 2 –  9585 HIghway 52 East

Station 3 –  18582 Highway 515 North

Station 4 –  8190 Big Creek Road

Station 5 –  7289 Boardtown Road

Station 6 –  75 Crossroads Church Road

Station 7 –  7065 Highway 382 West

Station 8 –  261 Mountaintown Road

Station 9 –   5752 Yukon Road**

Station 10 – 3808 Turniptown Road

Station 11 – 197 Whitepath Road**

Station 12 – 121 Fire House Lane**

Station 13 – 5414 Old Highway 5 South**

Station 14 – 2300 HIghway 282**

Station 15 – 197 North Main Street** (City of Ellijay)

Station 16 – 8608 Highway 282

Station 17 – 7212 Roy Road

**Manned Station




The Gilmer County Charter Schools System consists of 7 Schools:

1 Pre-K

1 K-1 Primary School

1 2-4 Elementary School

1 K-4 Elementary School

1 5-6 Middle School

1 7-8 Middle School

1 9-12 High School

Mountain Innovation Program (6-12)

Gilmer Charter Schools (Central Office)

134 Industrial Blvd.

Ellijay, GA  

Phone:  706.276.5000


The Curriculum and Instruction Department for the Gilmer County Charter School System coordinates and oversees all aspects of curriculum and instruction for Pre-K …

“Every Child, Every Opportunity, Every Day”


Dalton State College offers general education credit classes.  These classes include course from Areas A-F of the Core Curriculum as well as Learning Support classes. 

All credit courses offered at the extended campus sties carry the same academic credit as the equivalent courses offered on the main campus in Dalton.  Students who have attended or are currently attending Appalachian Technical College, Coosa Valley Technical College, or Northwestern Technical College, also have a unique opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science Cooperative Degree by combining their technical programs with general education courses taken from Dalton State College.  Depending on the technical area of study, students with the A.A.S. degree can continue with their studies at Dalton State and seek a Bachelor’s of Applied Science Degree.

Dalton State also offers a selection of general education classes on the main campus on Saturdays.

Dalton State College – Gilmer Center

103 Dalton St

Ellijay, GA

Phone:  706.635.1260

North Georgia Technical College (NGTC)

North Georgia Technical College opened its Blairsville campus in 1998, a state of the art 5.5 million facility with 48,000 square feet of classrooms plus administrative space.  NGTC was accredited in 2008 to offer two-year associate degrees as well as technical certificates and diplomas in a variety of career fields.  The college maintains close relationships with the business and industry to keep in step with the latest operating equipment and the skills needed. For more information call 706.439.6300.

Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC)

In 2009, Appalachian Technical College, Chattahoochee Technical College, and North Metro Technical College merged to form the leading post-secondary education college in the state.  Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC) offers more than 100 programs of study.

CTA works with its local communities to provide the workforce needed to stimulate Georgia’s community and economic growth and development.  CTC offers a wide variety of continuing education courses of business, career, and personal enrichment, as well as online or hybrid courses on all its campuses.

Chattahoochee Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.  For more information call 706.253.4500.

Adult Literacy/GED

Gilmer Learning Center

30 Southside Church St.

Phone:  706.276.1110

Gilmer County Library

268 Calvin Jackson Dr.

Phone:  706.635.4528

North Georgia Resa

4731 Old Hwy 5 South

Phone:  706.276.1111