General Information

Preserve life, property, and environment

Gainesville Fire Department operates four fire stations equipped with a total of twelve fire trucks (7)seven engines,(2) two aerials,(1)one rescue, and (2) two squads).

There are currently 93 employees working on three rotating shifts that consist of
(24 hours on, 48 hours off) and 11 administrative staff members for a total of 103 personnel.

The  FY 2014 budget for the  Gainesville Fire Department is $6.6 million dollars.

Our response area is 36 square miles with approximately 36,000 citizens during evening hours and as many as 150,000 citizens during working hours.

In 2012 the  Gainesville Fire Department responded to 7,165 emergency calls with an average response time of 4 minutes and 57 seconds.

Gainesville Fire Department is one of only seventeen ISO Class II Fire Departments in the State of Georgia.This rating allows our residents and businesses to receive lower insurance premiums and superior service.

To maintain the Class II, the department routinely conducts training classes and exercises. Members are required to attend a minimum of 240 hours of training per year.
This specialized training also benefits our growing industrial community.

In addition to firefighting, many of our personnel are trained in the areas of Emergency Medical, High Angle Rescue, & Confined Space/Trench Rescue.

And, in response to our ever changing society, we also train in Hazardous Material Emergency Response with Hall County Fire Department.