As clocks "Spring Forward," remember to replace detectors' batteries. Do this each spring and fall as the time changes because the most frequent cause for detector failure is forgetting to replace the batteries.
Established in 1876 as a volunteer fire department under the name "Gainesville Hook and Ladder" with an initial start-up cost of just $457
In the late 1890s, was renamed the Gainesville Fire Department
Became an all-paid career fire department in the early 1900s
Fire Station No. 1 was destroyed by the tornado of 1936
After the tornado, the new Fire Station No. 1 was rebuilt on Green Street at Jesse Jewell Parkway and is still standing to this day, currently housing the Gainesville Community and Economic Development Department