Emergency Management

Emergency Management in the City of Gainesville is under the direction of Gainesville Fire Rescue, and daily activities are handled by the Emergency Manager. When a disaster is imminent or is in-progress, the city's Emergency Operations Center will open, and, with other city departments, coordinate the preparedness, response and recovery activities of the City of Gainesville.


Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for AlertGNV, our emergency alert program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.