Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

Walk Safely

  1. Look left, right and left again when crossing the street and keep looking as you cross. 
  2. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  3. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the left as possible.  
  4. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up and never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  5. Trick or Treat with an Adult.  Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. 

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct your vision.
  3. Carry glow sticks or flashlights to help see and be seen by drivers. 

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. 
  2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Pet Oxygen Masks Donation

Pet Masks

Recently, Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc received a donation of 8 pet oxygen mask kits from Invisible Fence of Hampton Roads.

“Project Breathe” is a nation wide program established by Invisible Fence to provide pet oxygen masks to local fire departments and rescue squads.  Each kit contains one small, one medium, and one large mask that can be connected to an oxygen bottle to deliver fresh oxygen to a pet in the case of a fire or other emergency that may impact their breathing.

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

  • October 18, 2017 7:00 pmEMS Company Training
  • November 15, 2017 7:00 pmEMS Company Training
  • November 20, 2017 7:00 pmCompany Fire Training
  • December 18, 2017 7:00 pmCompany Fire Training

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Recent Events

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  • Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. responded to the - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. responded to the following calls between October 8 and 14, 2017: 65 Medical calls 18 Motor Vehicle Collisions 6 Fire Alarms 2 Public Assists 1 Burn Complaint 1 Landing Zone
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  • Pet Masks Project Breathe Pet Mask Donation - Last week Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc received a donation of 8 pet oxygen mask kits from Invisible Fence of Hampton Roads. "Project Breathe" is a nation wide program established by Invisible Fence to provide pet oxygen masks to local fire departments and rescue squads.  Each kit contains
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