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
.

Upcoming Training

  • ACLS Renewal 2/17.  Sign Up
  • PALS Renewal 3/17.  Sign Up
  • CE Super Saturdays: 2/3, 2/10, 3/17.
    Topics and locations will be announced soon.
    Classes being held at the PEMS offices.

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

  • January 20, 2018Firefighter I/II
  • January 23, 2018 7:00 pmEMT Class
  • January 24, 2018 7:00 pmCompany EMS Training
  • January 25, 2018Firefighter I/II
  • January 25, 2018 7:00 pmEMT Class
  • January 27, 2018Firefighter I/II

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Recent Events

  • As we move quickly into 2018, we hope that you all - As we move quickly into 2018, we hope that you all enjoyed the holiday season and time with family. The volunteers of GVFRS had a busy end to 2017, responding to and increased number of calls for service the last 2 weeks of December: December 17 - 23, 2017: 68
  • On January 13 at 02:24, GVFRS responded to an overturned single vehicle - On January 13 at 02:24, GVFRS responded to an overturned single vehicle accident near the 6200 Block of Belroi Road, there were no injuries on scene.
  • GVFRS has responded to 9 vehicle accidents within a 3 hour period - GVFRS has responded to 9 vehicle accidents within a 3 hour period due to black ice on the road ways, please drive with caution this morning .
  • Weekly Call Summary December 24 – 30, 2017 - December 24 - 30, 2017: 74 Medical Calls 12 Motor Vehicle Collisions 2 Structure Fires 2 Fire Alarms 2 Brush Fires 1 Tire/Rubbish Pile fire 1 Search 1 Landing Zone 1 Mutual Aid to Abingdon for a structure fire On December 28, 2017 Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc.
  • Weekly Call Summary December 17 – 24, 2017 - The last two weeks of 2017 were very busy for Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. December 17 - 23, 2017: 68 Medical Calls 17 Motor Vehicle Collisions 1 Brush Fire 1 Lawn Mower Fire 1 Mutual Aid to Middlesex for a structure fire 1 Mutual Aid to Abingdon
  • GVFRS responded to the following calls between December 3 and 9, 2017:

    68 Medical - GVFRS responded to the following calls between December 3 and 9, 2017: 68 Medical Calls 15 Motor Vehicle Collisions 2 Fire Alarms 1 Public Assist 1 Brush Fire 1 Vehicle Fire 1 Mutual Aid to Lower King and Queen Volunteer Fire Department for a Structure Fire

  • Heart Felt Joe – The Village Elf made a stop - Heart Felt Joe - The Village Elf made a stop at GVFRS earlier this week. Thanks for your help getting ready for Santa's visit heartfeltjoe! Keep your eyes peeled for The Village Elf when you're doing your Christmas shopping along Main St. And keep your ears our for Santa, he'll
  • Santa Claus will be coming to town aboard a GVFRS - Santa Claus will be coming to town aboard a GVFRS fire truck starting this weekend. Every Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, between November 25 and December 24 Santa Claus will be making his rounds checking on the kids in our area neighborhoods. He doesn't tell us his schedule in advance,