Strategic Planning

Please view GFR's Citizens' Academy Presentation here.

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.

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 2012.  The document is available through the County Manager's Office in the County Administration Building.