Operations Division

The Deputy Chief is the second in command and heads the Operations Division. The Operations Division is the Gainesville Fire Department's largest unit. It includes three shifts of firefighters who cover the City's territory at all times - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This division also supervises Training and Development.

Staff & Responsibility

Fire Operations consists of shift firefighters and officers on the Department's fire engines, ladder trucks, as well as rescue and various support vehicles. These firefighters' primary responsibility is providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical service to the Gainesville community.