Prevention Tips


If you're in trouble, you can count on Gainesville Fire Department to respond.
But, it's also our goal to keep you from needing our emergency services.

Our staff focuses on preventing fire and other life safety emergencies by doing the following:

  • Inspecting buildings for safety hazards before a fire occurs

  • Reviewing construction plans for fire code compliance

  • Issuing burn permits only after personally visiting the burn site

  • Investigating fires to determine the cause

  • Counseling young people who may get into trouble with fire

  • Providing safety information to individuals, groups and businesses.