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Strategic Planning


 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.