Telephone Scam Alert!

GVFRS does not solicit funds over the phone. 

If you receive a phone call asking you to purchase “refrigerator calendar magnets”, or any other phone call soliciting funds for GVFRS, this is a scam call.  Do not make any purchases or donations over the phone.

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
.

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 cpr@gvfrs.org.

Upcoming Events

  • February 20, 2018Firefighter I/II
  • February 20, 2018 7:00 pmEMT Class
  • February 21, 2018 7:00 pmCompany EMS Training
  • February 22, 2018Firefighter I/II
  • February 22, 2018 7:00 pmEMT Class
  • February 24, 2018Firefighter I/II
  • February 27, 2018Firefighter I/II
  • February 27, 2018 7:00 pmEMT Class

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Recent Events

  • White Oak Structure Fire On February 17, 2018 GVFRS responded to a structure fire on White - On February 17, 2018 GVFRS responded to a structure fire on White Oak Dr after heavy smoke was noted coming from the area. The first arriving units found a barn on fire that had partially collapsed. Units were on scene for just over two and a half hours conducting fire
  • Weekly Call Summary Feb 4 – 17, 2018 - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. responded to the following calls between February 4 and 17, 2018 (2 weeks): 140 Medical Calls 15 Motor Vehicle Collisions 7 Fire Alarms 2 Public Assists 1 Controlled Burn 1 Smell of Gas 1 Vehicle Fire 1 Structure Fire On February 17, 2018
  • Weekly Call Summary January 21 – February 3rd (2 weeks) - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc responded to the following calls between January 21 and February 3, 2018 (2 weeks): 135 Medical Calls 16 Motor Vehicle Collisions 8 Fire Alarms 2 Controlled Burns 1 Smell of Gas 1 Brush Fire 1 Tree on a Power Line
  • 4pm Burn Law in Effect until April 30, 2018 - GVFRS would like to remind everyone of the 4pm Burn Law that is in effect until April 30th. If you do decide to burn after 4pm, we ask that you keep a few things in mind: Be aware of the weather conditions. Low humidity and high winds create more potential
  • Weekly Call Summary January 14 – 20, 2018 - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. responded to the following incident between January 14 and 20, 2017: 83 Medical Calls 19 Motor Vehicle Collisions 3 Fire Alarms 3 Medical Assists 2 Mutual Aid to AVFR for a Structure Fire 1 Smell of Smoke 1 Smell of Gas 1 Landing
  • Beware of a Phone Scam - Originally posted by the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office on their Facebook page. Beware Phone Scam: Recently the Gloucester Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service has received a few inquiries from citizens in the community regarding the legitimacy of a department fundraising campaign involving the sale of “refrigerator calendar magnets.” They report
  • 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.