A Fire Station Location and Staffing Study was completed in July 2016. View the report here.
A cost analysis for service to the University of Florida was completed in October 2016. View the memorandum here.
Accreditation: GFR is an accredited agency under the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The agency's services were evaluated by a peer assessor team during July 2013 and the department was awarded accredited status on March 11th, 2014.
ISO PPC Classification: Most of Gainesville is a class 2 with some undeveloped areas being class 2X as of September 1, 2014.
GFR Standards of Cover GFR Strategic Plan
Mission: To protect and serve through community involvement, education, prevention, and rapid intervention by professionals committed to excellence.
Vision: "Gainesville Fire Rescue will be recognized as the model of excellence by the provision of our services."
Values: Members of Gainesville Fire Rescue will be Responsible, Accountable, Professional, Innovative, Dedicated.
Performance Measurement: GFR and the City of Gainesville are members of the Florida Benchmarking Consortium.
Fire and EMS Services Master Plan: In 2004, Alachua County contracted with ESCi to develop a master planning document for fire and emergency medical services in Gainesville and Alachua County; an updated was completed in 2013. The document is available through the County Manager's Office in the County Administration Building.