Fire Prevention

SparkyIf you're in trouble, you can count on the Gainesville Fire Department to respond, but it's also our goal to keep you from needing our services. Our staff focuses on preventing fire and other life safety emergencies by doing the following:

  • Counseling young people who may get into trouble with fire
  • Inspecting buildings for safety hazards before a fire occurs
  • Investigating fires to determine the cause
  • Issuing burn permits only after personally visiting the burn site
  • Providing safety information to individuals, groups and businesses
  • Reviewing construction plans for fire code compliance

Family and Education

Thumbnail of the family safety checklist flyerEveryone in your family has a role to play in your home’s fire safety.

Both adults and kids should be familiar with smoke alarms and home fire escape planning. Download this checklist and complete a fun family fire drill.

Fire Safety House

The Fire Safety House is a partnership between the Gainesville Fire Department, Gainesville City Schools, Hall County Fire Department and Gainesville/Hall County Safe Kids Coalition. It's equipped with a kitchen, living room, bedroom and control room, and is designed specifically for interactive fire safety and severe weather safety for children ages 4-9.

To request the Fire Safety House for your school or organization's event, please call 770-534-7193.