Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR)

Accredited by CFAI March 11th, 2014.


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Visit the National Testing Network website to submit an application for firefighter through August 31, 2015.   Check out our Recruitment Flyer!

Check Out The New Summer Camp for Kindergarten Children August 17-20, 2015! 

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Mission Statement

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


Every motor vehicle operator in Florida will be required to use a crash-tested, federally approved child restraint device for children until age 6.  Read this flyer from the for details.


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

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.  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 any impact to your premiums.  Read the letter from ISO to City Manager Russ Blackburn here.


The Alachua County E911 Office is encouraging our community 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.  This is a free service. Sign up at  Questions?  Contact the E911 OFfice at 352-338-7361 or

Junior Fire Academy

Watch this space for information on the next Junior Fire Academy in summer 2016.

Gainesville Fire Rescue - Fire Chief Jeff Lane

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 Jeff Lane
Phone: 352-334-5078 (admin.)
911 (emergencies)
Fax: 352-334-2529
P.O. Box 490
Station 34