Preventing Kitchen Fires in your Home

Kitchen Fire Safety

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

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
.

Gloucester County Burn Ordnance

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

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.

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

  • August 14, 2018Driver Pump Operator
  • August 15, 2018EMSAT / Monthly EMS Training
  • August 16, 2018Driver Pump Operator
  • August 16, 2018 6:00 pmHealthcare Provider CPR members only
  • August 18, 2018Driver Pump Operator
  • August 19, 2018Driver Pump Operator
  • August 20, 2018Monthly Fire Training
  • August 25, 2018Driver Pump Operator

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Recent Events

  • 2018-08-05 Structure Fire Weekly Call Summary July 29 – August 4, 2018 -   Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. responded to the following calls between July 29 and August 4, 2018: 57 Medical calls 14 Motor Vehicle Collisions 7 Fire alarms 2 Burn complaints 1 Landing zone 1 Boater emergency 1 Public assist On August 5, 2018 at approximately 7:10pm Gloucester
  • Weekly Call Summary July 22-28, 2018 - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc responded to the following calls between July 22 and 28, 2018: 59 Medical Calls 8 Motor Vehicle Collisions 6 Fire Alarms 2 Landing Zones 1 Burn Complaint 1 Hazmat call 1 Fuel Spill 1 Tree on a power line
  • Weekly Call Summary June 24 – 30, 2018 - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc responded to the following calls between June 24 and 30, 2018: 68 Medical Calls 11 Motor Vehicle Collisions 4 Fire Alarms 2 Public Assists 2 Landing Zones 1 Assist Law Enforcement
  • Some of our GVFRS and Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue - Some of our GVFRS and Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue members, as well as a couple Poquoson Fire Department volunteers are finishing the last part of their basic Firefighter 2 training today. Live burn evolutions are conducted at the Middle Peninsula Regional Fire Training Center located at GVFRS Station 4
  • GVFRS responded to the following calls between May 27 and June 2, 2018:

    50 - GVFRS responded to the following calls between May 27 and June 2, 2018: 50 Medical Calls 8 Motor Vehicle Collisions 8 Fire Alarms 1 Brush Fire 1 Illegal Burn 1 Public Assist 1 Assist Law Enforcement

  • GVFRS responded to the following calls between May 13 and 19, 2018:

    70 Medical - GVFRS responded to the following calls between May 13 and 19, 2018: 70 Medical Calls 14 Motor Vehicle Collisions 6 Fire Alarms 4 Calls for trees down 2 Landing Zones 2 Burn Complaints 2 Public Assists 1 Controlled Burn 1 Traffic Hazard 1 Mutual Aid to James City County for

  • GVFRS responded to the following calls between May 6 and 12, 2018:

    65 Medical - GVFRS responded to the following calls between May 6 and 12, 2018: 65 Medical Calls 10 Motor Vehicle Collisions 5 Fire Alarms 2 Landing Zones 2 Burning Complaints

  • Weekly Call Summary April 29 – May 5, 2018 - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc responded to the following calls between April 29 and May 5, 2018: 62 Medical calls? 10 Motor vehicle collisions 5 Burning complaints 3 Fire alarms 1 Landing zone