Gloucester County Burn Ordinance

The Gloucester County Fire Protection Ordinance revisions became effective May l,2004. Copies of the Ordinance are available at the Office of the Environmental Programs at 6489 Main Street.   Read the Frequently Asked Questions here:   Gloucester County Burn Ordnance FAQ

Preventing Kitchen Fires in your Home

Kitchen Fire Safety

For information on Preventing Kitchen Fires in your Home,
please see this article on

Smoke alarms save lives

  • Have working smoke alarms on every level of your home.
  • You should have a smoke alarm inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  • Push the button on the smoke alarms every month to make sure they are working.
  • Replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.

Fire is Everyone’s Fight™

Find more information about fire safety from the
Virginia Department of Fire Programs

Fire Extinguisher Basics

Interested in learning about fire extinguishers and how to use them? Take a look at the Fire Extinguisher video on our Fire Prevention Page.

CPR Training

GVFRS offers American Heart Association CPR and First Aid classes throughout the year to members of our community.

Classes are offered to the public periodically. Please check our CPR Class page or contact

PEMS Protocols APP

To learn more and to download the PEMS protocol app for your Android or IOS device, please see the PEMS Regional Patient Care Protocols, Policies, & Procedures web page.  You will also find a link to the desktop version of the protocols and the change page package.

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GVFRS News and Events

During our regular monthly business meeting Monday night, Michael Player, Executive Director of the Peninsulas Emergency Medical Services Council (PEMS), and Kevin Brophy, PEMS Business Manager, were on hand to present the 2021 PEMS Regional Outstanding Prehospital Educator award to Seth Craig, IV. This award recognizes a provider who exemplifies outstanding teaching and leadership qualities while participating as an educator in an EMS program. Seth is now eligible for the 2021 Governor’s award for Outstanding Prehospital Provider that will be presented at this years EMS Symposium in Norfolk.Seth has been a member of GVFRS for nearly 10 years and currently serves as our EMS Training Officer. Among his many responsibilities, Seth coordinates our annual EMT courses. The last two years have been a significant challenge for our EMT courses due to COVID, but Seth was able to successfully complete the courses, preparing more than 30 students to take their National Registry EMT exams. The PEMS region consists of 16 counties and cities, 10 hospitals, 58 EMS Agencies, and more than 2800 EMS providers. Please join us in congratulating Seth on this well deserved award, and cheering for him to win the statewide Governor’s award.Pictured below (from left); Kevin Brophy, Seth Craig, and Michael Player. ... See MoreSee Less
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Engine 61 staffed by Assistant Fire Prevention Officer Anthony Saccaro and Firefighter Patrick Otteni were at a Car Show hosted by Newington Baptist Church this morning. While there, we were approached by Susan Hinson and her dog Kylo. They are with Canines for Christ which provides Canine Assisted Therapy. Canines for Christ is an international Christian outreach ministry sharing God’s message of love, hope and kindness. If you have a family member or friend suffering from emotional trauma, PTSD, or enduring a long term illness or injury recovery, Kylo can be reached to respond by calling Susan Hinson at 757-509-0490. To find out more about Canines for Christ their website is ... See MoreSee Less
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After months of work and waiting , the route 14 Bridge at Adner has been open for traffic.Chief-6 ... See MoreSee Less
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Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to the following calls between Monday July 19 and Sunday July 25, 2021:Total 64 Calls;Medical - 48Motor Vehicle Accident - 7 Fire/Alarm - 2 Fire/Other - 2 Fire/Structure - 1Fire/Brush - 1Fire/Vehicle - 1Landing Zone - 1 Haz-mat - 1 #gvfrs ... See MoreSee Less
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Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to the following calls between Monday July 12 and Sunday July 18, 2021:Total 94 Calls;Medical - 79Motor Vehicle Accident - 9 Fire/Alarm - 2 Fire/Other - 2 Fire/Structure - 1Down Tree - 1#gvfrs ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations are in order to our partner agency, Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue on being awarded 100% of their federal Homeland Security grant request to fund a new fire/rescue watercraft! Not only do both companies work together on structural fires and provide fire and EMS mutual aid to each other as needed, both companies have water rescue teams that train and work together as well. Rest assured that if you find yourself in need of assistance on the water in our response district, Abingdon's new fire/rescue boat will be responding in tandem with the GVFRS Marine Incident Rescue Team! Well done Abingdon, well done!!!!AVFR is proud to announce that we have been awarded 100% of the requested funds in our 2021 Homeland Security - Port Security Grant Program project. The federal government has awarded AVFR over $500,000 to purchase and deploy a state of the art all-hazards response vessel. This vessel will greatly increase the marine incident response capabilities in and around Gloucester County and our region as a whole. Our new vessel will replace Boat 2, which has been in service since 1995 and will be equipped with the most advanced marine firefighting, navigation, CBRNE detection, and search & rescue equipment available. AVFR has a specialized group of Marine Incident Response Team members who are trained to respond to a wide variety of emergency situations. AVFR is also an active partner agency in The Port of Virginia Regional MIRT. A small committee of experienced AVFR members worked for nearly two years designing and evaluating purpose-built response vessels in order to find a platform that would work best for our area. After much consideration, we selected a 34’ Endeavor class vessel built by Silver Ships Inc. AVFR also utilized our own volunteers to write the grant narratives and justification, administer the grant application, solicit letters of support, and track the progress of our application. This is a large undertaking on its own and many departments rely on paid grant writing services to do this administrative work. We know that there is some concern in the community regarding the change in status of USCG Station Milford Haven. Rest assured, AVFR is ready to respond to any emergency incidents in this area, if requested - as we have done in the past. This considerable investment in us by the federal government is indicative of our commitment to professionally respond to emergencies on the waterways surrounding Gloucester County and the entirety of Sector Virginia. Thank you to our regional partners for your support during the grant application process and thank you to the AVFR members who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes for the last two years to make this project a reality. Check back for updates as this new vessel is built and placed in service! U.S. Coast Guard Mid-AtlanticFEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency ... See MoreSee Less
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Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to the following calls between Monday July 5 and Sunday July 11, 2021:Total 80 Calls;Medical - 64Motor Vehicle Accident - 3Fire/Other - 4Trees Down - 2 Fire/Vehicle - 1 Fire/Alarm - 6#gvfrs ... See MoreSee Less
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