Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR)

Gainesville Fire Rescue was awarded accredited status on March 11th, 2014.


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Mission Statement

To protect and serve through community involvement, education, prevention, and rapid intervention by professionals committed to excellence.

Check out the News and Events tabs below and the NEWS and Press Release Links on the left for more information about GFR activities, public safety announcements, and incident information.

Fire Chief Gene Prince Retirement

Gene Prince will retire effective December 1, 2014 after 30 years of service to the Citizens of Gainesville and Alachua County.  

City of Gainesville ISO Public Protection Classification Upgrade Effective Sept. 1, 2014

The Insurance Services Office completed their survey of the City of Gainesville's Fire Suppression Services and Water Supply System in early 2014.  We are pleased to report that the PPC was upgraded from a Class 3/9 to a Class 2/2x.  Most of the City's buildings are within 1000 feet of a fire hydrant and within five miles of a fire station.  Properties not meeting those criteria may be classified as 2x.  Check with your property insurer to confirm the classification for your property and to learn if this change could affect your premium amount with a possible reduction.  Read the letter from ISO to City Manager Russ Blackburn here.

Gainesville Fire Rescue Accredited!  

GFR was awarded accredited status March 11th, 2014 by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International


The Alachua County E911 Office is encouraging our comunity to sign up for Smart911 to create Safety Profiles that can provide valuable information about you, your family members, your home, pets, and vehicles.  The information will automatically display on the 9-1-1 call taker's screen when you make an emergency call.  This is a free service. Sign up at  Questions?  Contact the E911 OFfice at 352-338-7361 or  GFR Supports this effort to enhance the safety of our community and the efficiency of the emergency response system.

Junior Fire Academy

The JFA is held once each year for middle school students during June or August.  Applications are usually accepted during March.  Follow this link to view a video about the JFA program on the City Snapshot.


Safety Village Conference

Gainesville Fire Rescue will host the 2014 International Safety Village Conference November 2nd through 4th - contact Assistant Chief JoAnne Rice at 334-5065 for details.

Gainesville Fire Rescue - Fire Chief Gene Prince

Hours:  Mon - Thu  7:00 am to 6:00 pm     Email: 

Administration:  1025 NE 13th Street  Gainesville, FL  32601  352-334-5078  Fax: 352-334-2529

Risk Reduction:    1025 NE 13th Street   Gainesville, FL  32601  352-334-5065   Fax: 352-334-2523

Support Services:  1026 NE 14th Street   Gainesville, FL  32601  352-334-5075   Fax: 352-334-2585

Fire Rescue (GFR)

Department Head:
Chief Gene Prince
Phone: 352-334-5078 (admin.)
911 (emergencies)
Fax: 352-334-2529
P.O. Box 490
Station 34