Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR)

Accredited by CFAI 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.


Check out our Risk Reduction Resources page for holiday safety sheets from the National Fire Protection Association for Cooking Safety, Thanksgiving Safety, Winter Holiday Safety, Carbon Monoxide Safety, Smoke Alarms, Top 10 Winter Freeze Tips, and Christmas Tree Safety.

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.  Deputy Chief Jeff Lane will serve as Interim Fire Chief beginning November 24, 2014.

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.


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