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

Does your family have any CHILDREN’S BATTERY OPERATED RIDING TOYS? We responded to a call for a children’s riding dump truck on fire this afternoon and arrived to find it fully involved and well on its way to becoming 100% carbon residue. All that was left were a few small pieces of metal! The homeowner reported to us that “it had quit working this morning”. They looked outside and saw smoke, and when they went outside to investigate found it in flames! The riding toy dump truck was NOT being charged! The homeowner reported that they had bought it used for $50. Imagine what would have happened if this toy had been stored inside their home, garage or shed! If you have a similar type riding toy, you might consider storing it outdoors, under a tarp away from any structures. Your Gloucester Volunteer Fire Prevention Team is available to provide Fire Safety Surveys and Presentations for residences, civic groups and businesses by appointment. Simply visit and click on the Fire Prevention Page and complete the interactive form. You will receive a response within 24 hours. ... See MoreSee Less
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The following run totals are from Monday May 31, 2021 to Sunday June 6, 2021:Total 74 Calls;Medical - 62Motor Vehicle Accident - 4Fire/Other - 1Landing Zone - 2 Fire/Structure - 2Fire/Alarm - 3#gvfrs ... See MoreSee Less
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The following run totals are from Monday May 24, 2021 to Sunday May 30, 2021:Total 87 Calls;Medical - 75Motor Vehicle Accident - 6Landing Zone - 1Fire/Brush - 1Fire/Alarm - 4#gvfrs ... See MoreSee Less
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Hey folks, summer is finally here and its time to get outside to enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities! We want you to be, and stay, safe with all your outside adventures so that you don't get a ride to the hospital in our red "boo boo bus" and we don't have to come extinguish a wildland fire, or worse, a fire at your home. Whether you're going camping, swimming, bicycle riding, or just staying home enjoying a firepit outside your home, or celebrating something with fireworks, take a moment to view this short video produced by FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the U.S. Fire Administration . Have a fun and safe summer! ... See MoreSee Less
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Boating and outside grilling are big parts of our Gloucester lifestyle! Our friends at Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Inc. posted the following Boating Safety Tips and National Fire Protection Association Grilling Statistics. Just like Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue, our personnel stand ready to assist those in need on land and on the water. Please take a few moments to read over this information so that we don’t have to rescue YOU! ... See MoreSee Less
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The following run totals are from Monday May 17, 2021 to Sunday May 23, 2021:Total 94 Calls;Medical - 77Motor Vehicle Accident - 10Fire/Other - 2Landing Zone - 2 Fire/Structure - 1Fire/Alarm - 1Public Assist - 1 #gvfrs ... See MoreSee Less
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The following run totals are from Monday May 10, 2021 to Sunday May 16, 2021:Total 80 Calls;Medical - 65Motor Vehicle Accident - 9Fire/Other - 3Fire/Structure - 1Fire/Brush - 1Fire/Alarm - 1#gvfrs ... See MoreSee Less
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The following run totals are from Monday May 3, 2021 to Sunday May 9, 2021:Total 79 Calls;Medical - 67Motor Vehicle Accident - 9Fire/Brush - 1Fire/Other - 1Fire/Alarm - 1#gvfrs ... See MoreSee Less
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Hey folks! We understand your concern for running out of gasoline and trying to purchase as much as you can. BUT, we are more concerned for your SAFETY! Storing and transporting gasoline in unapproved containers can result in serious injury and death! While traveling with gasoline in unapproved containers, the fumes could reach an ignition source resulting in an explosion. The same could happen if you get into a wreck! Literally, you will be operating a moving bomb! Please cick on and read over the attached notice prepared by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs concerning the safe storage and transportation of ... See MoreSee Less
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