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Firefighters have daily assignments and projects that keep them active during the day. They perform safety inspections of businesses, pre-fire planning, fire prevention activities, apparatus, equipment, and station maintenance. In addition, they have assigned training they must complete each month to meet required federal and state mandates for fire and medical certifications.
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Yes. Home Fire Inspections are available upon request through the Fire Marshal’s office. To schedule a Home Fire Inspection, call (940) 668- 5737. Home Fire Inspections are designed to assist homeowners with identifying hazards and ways to make their home safer.
The City of Gainesville Emergency Management receives weather warnings from the National Weather Service. Once the City is notified, the information is forwarded to the local law enforcement agencies and Storm Spotters when activated. Code Red Weather Alert, an opt-in service, is used to keep citizens informed.
The headquarters for Gainesville Fire-Rescue is located at 201 Santa Fe in the Gainesville Public Safety Facility. The Gainesville Police Department and Municipal Court are also located here. Two fire substations are located at 308 N. Culberson St. and 200 N. Clements St. in Gainesville.
The 2018 edition of the International Fire Code was adopted in June, 2022. The Municode link is available on the City's website.
Tours or events are coordinated through the Fire Prevention Division of Gainesville Fire Rescue. Call (940) 668-5731 to schedule a tour or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fire Department First Responder program provides trained medical professionals to assist in patient care for life threatening medical emergencies within the city limits of Gainesville.
Outdoor burning is prohibited by city ordinance. Limited outdoor burning may be conducted under strict guidelines with a permit. Contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at (940) 668-5737 for further information.
Yes. Gainesville Fire-Rescue's inspection program encompasses all commercial property in the City limits of Gainesville. Your occupancy will be contacted in advance of an upcoming fire inspection.
The City of Gainesville Emergency Management Division utilizes a comprehensive severe weather early warning system. This system consists of storm spotters, the CodeRED alert system, which is a high speed telephone notification system and IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert Warning System. You may sign up to receive CodeRED emergency alerts on the City's website.
A specific form is not required for submitting requests, but the Public Information form is available for your convenience, should you wish to submit your request via mail, email, or in person.
How do I obtain a 9-1-1 Address? Please complete the 9-1-1 Address Form and submit to the Fire Marshal's office.