Tag Archives: Gainesville Fire Rescue

Gainesville Localities Plan Impending Move; Fire Station Draws Plans

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Eight months after Gainesville’s City Commission purchased a chunk of land home to three businesses, the localities are discussing their impending move.

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Students Evacuate UF Chemistry Building Due to ‘Minor Leak’

By on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 11:36 am

UF Students and faculty evacuate Leigh Hall after alarms sound and Gainesville Fire Rescue respond to the incident.

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Florida Fights To Join 48 States In Safety Seat Law

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Rep. Keith Perry fights to pass a bill that will require Florida to keep children between 4 and 7 years old and shorter than 4 feet and 9 inches in a booster seat while in a moving car. Florida is one of two states without a safety seat law for children older than 3.

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Butler Plaza Best Buy’s Solar Panels Caught Fire

By on November 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 5, 2013 at 6:56 am

(Image credit: Lauren Moore)
A fire behind a portion of Butler Plaza was caused by solar panels

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Gainesville Honors 9/11 Victims With Service, Good Deeds

By , and on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

In 2009, Congress named Sept. 11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor the victims of that infamous day. The bipartisan decision encouraged people to take action, and on Wednesday, the tradition continued in Gainesville.

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How the Gainesville Regional Airport Prepares for Plane Crashes

By on July 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Although no major commercial airlines have crashed into Gainesville Regional Airport, there have been six fatalities in two accidents during the past decade — three in April 2006 and three in November 2008.

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In the News: defense attorney charged with DUI, house fire, senate rejects Medicaid expansion, Rome tourism rooting for American Pope

By on March 12th, 2013 | Last updated: March 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Local defense attorney, Thomas Edwards, charged with DUI after hit and run | Gainesville.com – Gainesville criminal defense attorney Thomas Edwards, 55, faces charges of driving under the influence Saturday afternoon on southbound I-75. Edwards, who is a partner in the Gainesville [...]

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Caution advised for possible smoke on SR 121, US 441

By on March 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Drivers are urged to avoid the area or drive cautiously, with the possibility of smoke impacting visibility on the roads until Tuesday morning at the latest.

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Authorities urge caution to prevent holiday fires

By on November 19th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busiest time of year for the Gainesville Fire Department. To ensure safety during the holidays this season, Gainesville Fire Rescue Assistant Chief JoAnne Rice urged caution for residents.

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Gainesville braces for cold weather

By on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

The temperature in Gainesville is expected to drop below 40 degrees Monday evening, prompting Gainesville residents to make preparations.

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