Telephone Scam Alert!

GVFRS does not solicit funds over the phone. 

If you receive a phone call asking you to purchase “refrigerator calendar magnets”, or any other phone call soliciting funds for GVFRS, this is a scam call.  Do not make any purchases or donations over the phone.

Fire is Everyone's Fight™

smoke detectorFire is Fast!

  • You may have less than 3 minutes to escape.
  • Smoke is deadly—kills more people than flames.
  • Every home needs fire protection and a plan for escape.

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.

Make an Escape Plan

  • Know 2 ways out of every room.
  • Have a meeting place outside
    your home.
  • Know how to call 9-1-1 from outside to report a fire.
  • Practice your escape plan with everyone who lives in your home at least twice a year.

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

PEMS Protocols APP

The PEMS Protocol app is now available for free for IOS and Android.  Go to the PEMS web site for details.

The desktop version is available here.

Training Highlights

CPR Training

GVFRS offers American Heart Association CPR and First Aid classes throughout the year at no cost to members of our community.

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

Upcoming Events

  • April 21, 2018 9:00 amEMT Class
  • April 24, 2018Firefighter I/II HMAO
  • April 24, 2018 7:00 pmEMT Class
  • April 26, 2018Firefighter I/II HMAO
  • April 26, 2018 7:00 pmEMT Class
  • April 28, 2018Firefighter I/II HMAO
  • April 29, 2018Firefighter I/II HMAO
  • May 1, 2018Firefighter I/II HMAO

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Recent Events

  • On April 16, 2018, just after 2:30pm, GVFRS responded to a report - On April 16, 2018, just after 2:30pm, GVFRS responded to a report of a structure fire on Crystal Ln after a neighbor noticed the fire and called 911. Upon arrival, units found approximately half of an abandoned house trailer on fire. Crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire and conduct
  • GVFRS responded to the following calls between April 8 and 14, 2018:

    64 Medical - GVFRS responded to the following calls between April 8 and 14, 2018: 64 Medical Calls 6 Motor Vehicle Collisions 5 Fire Alarms 2 Burn Complaints 1 Smell of Smoke in a structure 1 Public Assist 1 Vehicle Fire

  • Weekly Call Summary march 25 – 31, 2018 - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. responded to the following calls between March 25 and 31, 2018: 54 Medical Calls 6 Motor Vehicle Collisions 2 Transformer/Power Lines on Fire 1 Fire Alarm 1 Search for Lost Person 1 Brush Fire 1 Nothing Found on Arrival 1 Mutual Aid to
  • GVFRS responded to the following calls between March 4 and 10, 2018:

    65 Medical - GVFRS responded to the following calls between March 4 and 10, 2018: 65 Medical Calls 10 Motor Vehicle Collisions 3 Brush Fires 3 Burn Complaints 2 Public Assists 1 Controlled Burn 1 Structure Fire 1 Mutual Aid to Lower King and Queen for a Structure Fire 1 Landing Zone

  • It’s that time of year when we “spring forward”! Remember - It's that time of year when we "spring forward"! Remember to change your clocks ahead one hour, AND change the batteries in your smoke detectors!
  • On March 6 just before 2pm GVFRS responded to the 2700 block - On March 6 just before 2pm GVFRS responded to the 2700 block of Hickory Fork Rd for a report of a structure fire with the caller stating there was one occupant still inside. The first arriving units were on scene within minutes and found the single family home fully engulfed
  • Weekly Call Summary February 18 – March 3, 2018 - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc responded to the following calls during the two week period between February 18 and March 3, 2018: 116 Medical Calls 19 Motor Vehicle Collisions 9 Brush Fires of various sizes 8 Calls for trees down 6 Calls for power lines down 5 Fire
  • White Oak Structure Fire On February 17, 2018 GVFRS responded to a structure fire on White - On February 17, 2018 GVFRS responded to a structure fire on White Oak Dr after heavy smoke was noted coming from the area. The first arriving units found a barn on fire that had partially collapsed. Units were on scene for just over two and a half hours conducting fire