Preventing Kitchen Fires in your Home

Kitchen Fire Safety

For information on Preventing Kitchen Fires in your Home,
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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

Upcoming Events

  • June 16, 2018 9:00 amCE Program Class
  • June 27, 2018 7:00 pmCE Program Class
  • July 4, 2018Independence Day (federal holiday)
  • July 19, 2018 6:00 pmPEMS Consolidated Test Site - Hampton Fire Training Center
  • August 28, 2018Labor Day (federal holiday)
  • October 8, 2018Columbus Day (federal holiday)
  • November 7, 2018Va EMS Symposium
  • November 11, 2018Veterans Day

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