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Need to get tested for COVID-19? Please review this information from the Virginia Department of Health. Read more
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The architect has generated a set of concept drawings based on the design so far. The concept includes: 6 drive-through Read more
GVFRS would like to alert the public of an apparent fund drive that is being mailed to our local residents, Read more
We would like to introduce you to Richard and Heather Brown. This father-daughter duo runs out of station 4 in Read more
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GVFRS would like to thank the Virginia Rebellion’s baseball players for their donations of the Krispy Kreme donuts. Thank you Read more
Demolition nearly complete of the old booker properties
The demolition of the old hotel and furniture buildings has been completed. The concrete slabs have been left in place Read more

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Station 1 Long Range Planning

GVFRS has outgrown our Main Street Station, Station 1, which can no longer properly support the needed equipment and personnel.  GVFRS has been working for nearly two years to develop options to meet the needs of the department and the community for at least the next 50 years.

You can track our progress on our Long Range Planning pages.

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Station 1

Station 1 – Main Street

6595 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061


Station 4 Harcum

Station 4 – Harcum

7070 Ark Road
Gloucester, VA 23061


Station 6 - Sassafrass

Station 6 – Sassafrass

7070 Ark Road
Gloucester, VA 23061


GVFRS responded to a large woods fire off of Woodland Dr this afternoon with 3 engines, 1 tanker, 2 brush trucks, 1 Gator, a Medic unit, and 22 personnel. Virginia Forestry was called for their bulldozer and responded with 2 woodland firefighters. Fire Chief J.D. Clements was in command and the fire is now out. Folks, we have drought conditions, low humidity and high winds. PLEASE be mindful when outdoors to avoid activities that might cause a woods or brush fire. ... See MoreSee Less
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Yesterday, the GVFRS Fire Prevention Team hosted 46 home schooled children and 20+/- parents at Station 1 for a fire and life safety presentation. After a discussion of “best practices” on preventing fires, what to do if there’s a fire and keeping safe, they were given a tour of the station and shown fire and medic apparatus and the various tools carried on them and “jobs” performed by firefighters and medics. ... See MoreSee Less
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On Friday October 7th, Gloucester Volunteer Fire & Rescue Junior Members will be holding our Annual Blood Drive in memory of Sean McNulty, Jr. All donations of blood will be by appointment between 1:00 and 7:00p.m. at Station 1 on Main Street. To schedule your appointment go to and use GVFRS as the Sponsor Code. ... See MoreSee Less
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Where were you on 9/11? It’s a rhetorical question. You don’t have to answer and we really don’t want you to. We just want to make sure you always remember the attack on our Nation that morning; the 2,977 total souls that were lost, including 343 FDNY firefighters, 23 NYPD officers, and 37 Port Authority officers. NEVER FORGET! ... See MoreSee Less
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Hi folks, hope everyone enjoyed their summer! We just came across a new item to ”pretty up” a kitchen and provide some additional counter space when not using the stove. Clever perhaps? Unfortunately, this item is NOT a good idea! Whether you have a gas or electric stove, someone could inadvertently turn, or leave it on causing this wood cover to quickly catch fire! ... See MoreSee Less
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