Accreditation: GFR is a candidate agency for fire service accreditation under the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The agency's services were evaluated by a peer assessor team during July 2013. The team have made strategic recommendations for follow-up during the remainder of 2013 and will submit their report to the CFAI in January 2014.
Mission: To protect and serve through community involvement, education, prevention, and rapid intervention by professionals committed to excellence.
Vision: "Gainesville Fire Rescue will be recognized as the model of excellence by the provision of our services."
Values: Members of Gainesville Fire Rescue will be Responsible, Accountable, Professional, Innovative, Dedicated.
Strategic Plan: Adopted by the Gainesville City Commission on November 1, 2012. Use this link to view the plan.
Performance Measurement: GFR and the City of Gainesville are members of the Florida Benchmarking Consortium.
Fire and EMS Services Master Plan: In 2004, Alachua County contracted with ESCi to develop a master planning document for fire and emergency medical services in Gainesville and Alachua County; an updated was completed in 2013. The document is available through the County Manager's Office in the County Administration Building.