Do Firefighters get to sleep at the station?
They do, but in reality, their nights are interrupted many times for response to incidents. Statistics show that the more serious fires tend to occur after 11:00 p.m. and before 6:00 a.m. The City’s Firefighters are on duty for twenty-four hours. Their shift begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 7:00 a.m. the next day.

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1. Does Gainesville Fire-Rescue provide Home Fire Inspections?
2. How is the City notified of changing weather conditions?
3. How do I get to Gainesville Fire-Rescue?
4. Which current fire code is used by the City of Gainesvile?
5. What is the Fire Department's permit process?
6. Can I take a tour of Gainesville Fire-Rescue?
7. How can I schedule a tour or event with the Fire Department?
8. Why does a fire truck go to medical calls with the ambulance?
9. Can I burn trash or tree limbs on my property?
10. What do Firefighters do with their time when they are not fighting a fire?
11. Do Firefighters get to sleep at the station?
12. Are business owners required to have a fire inspection?
13. What are typical hazards and violations looked for during a fire inspection?
14. What type of early warning system does the City of Gainesville have for severe weather?
15. How can I make a request for a copy of a fire report?
16. How do I obtain or verify a 9-1-1 Address in the City of Gainesville?
17. How do I apply for the Citizen's Fire Academy?