Friday, October 22, 2021    .:: GOVERNMENT » City Departments (A-M) » Gainesville Fire Rescue Department (GFR) » Becoming a GFR Firefighter  ::.     Login 

Becoming a GFR Firefighter

Application and Hiring Process

Please check the City of Gainesville website for information on the application process for firefighter or call the City's Human Resources Department at (352)334-5077.  If an application process is not open, the Human Resources Department may be able to place your contact information on an interest list to be notified when the next process opens.


Preparing for GFR's Hiring Process

You will need to bring picture identification and the following completed forms to the written test.

Physician Recommendation form

Non-Smoking Affidavit/Hold Harmless form

CPAT Waiver of Claim for Injury form and a Certificate of Compliance (if applying for a Certified Firefighter position).

Gainesville Fire Rescue offers the orientation class at the conclusion of the written examination as noted in the timeline at the top of the page. Details on the process from that point forward will be covered in depth and questions will be answered at that time by representatives of the City human resources and Gainesville Fire Rescue.