History & Quick Facts


Fire services date back to the late 1800's in Gainesville and were volunteer-based for many years.  Gainesville Fire Rescue replaced horse-drawn pumpers in 1917 and became a fully-paid fire department in 1925.  Link to see some FIRE SERVICE TRADITIONS


Click here to see GFR's organizational chart.

ISO Fire Protection Classification

Gainesville's Fire Protection Classification Rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), effective September 1, 2014, is Two/Two-X (2/2X).  The City was surveyed in 2019 and kept the 2/2X Rating.  Undeveloped areas on the north side of Gainesville may not be within the geographic area designated as FPC 2.  Please call 352-334-5078 with an address if you need us to check.

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