Tag Archives: Gainesville Fire Rescue

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:https://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:https://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:https://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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