If 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
Everyone 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.