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Alligator attack puts Gainesville man in the hospital

An alligator attack has put a Gainesville man in Shands Hospital at the University of Florida this morning after he was attacked yesterday afternoon.The victim was dragged out of the water by firefighters. Dictrict Chief of Gainesville Fire Rescue Jeff Lane says the victim had punctures to the back and left the scene in …

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Small fire at Oak Park High Rise soon extinguished

Gainesville Fire Rescue Press Release Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to a report of smoke coming from the Oak Park High Rise at NE 8th Avenue at 8:00 p.m. last night.  The building’s fire alarm system activated and the buildings residents, mostly elderly, began to evacuate as firefighters arrived.   The smoke …

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Preparing a holiday surprise for area children

For the 21st year, Gainesville Fire Rescue firefighters joined to bring holiday spirit to underprivileged children around Alachua County.  WUFT-FM’s Ricki Albritton says they are putting pedal to the metal- literally. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/RICKIVOICER.mp3]

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Stay warm and stay safe with the changing seasons

Before flipping on your space heater for relief from the cold, Gainesville Fire Rescue has a few tips to keep you safe. GFR District Chief Richard Salusberry says all heating devices should be thoroughly cleaned before getting fired up. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/SALUSBERRY3.mp3] He says space heaters are one of the most common …

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Practice fire helps new recruits get their feet wet

Gainesville Fire Rescue is conducting a live fire training burn today at a home on the 1700 block of University Avenue. Captain Joseph Hill says this allows their new recruits to get hands-on experience. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/HILLHOUSE2.mp3] Small fire simulations took place this morning, and the large scale simulation will begin at …

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