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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


Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to the following calls between Sunday, June 19, 2022 through Saturday, June 25, 2022:TOTAL: 66Medical - 52Motor Vehicle Accident - 7Fire/Alarm - 2Fire/Brush - 3Fire/Other - 1Fire/Structure - 1#gvfrs ... See MoreSee Less
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Summer is upon us and with it comes thunderstorms!From the National Lightning Council:"Lightning is fascinating to watch, but also extremely dangerous. It kills or injures hundreds of people every year in the United States. It’s important to understand the dangers associated with this weather phenomena and what you need to do to stay safe when thunderstorms threaten."Here's a quick introductory video concerning your safety regarding more detailed information from the National Weather Service regarding lightening safety, click on the below ... See MoreSee Less
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Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad’s newest member is the fourth generation in her family to belong to the organization.Shelbe McFarland was inducted into the GVFRS as a full-fledged, adult member on June 6, said a press release from Fire Prevention Officer Tony Villani. Her father, life member Duane McFarland, issued her the personal protective apparel and equipment that all members receive when joining the squad.The new Gloucester EMT graduated from high school in 2020, two weeks after her 16th birthday, and the following January enrolled in GVFRS’s in-house EMT program, said Villani. Once her training was completed, she became a member of the GVFRS Junior Squad, serving until she became 18 and was old enough to serve as an adult.The thing that stands out about Shelbe’s membership is the longtime dedication of the McFarland family, said Villani. Her great-grandparents, Minnie and Mac McFarland, and her great-aunt and great-uncle, Harry and Glenda McFarland, all joined the squad in 1971.Her father, Duane McFarland joined in 1993 and gave the organization 21 years of consecutive service, three as an EMS lieutenant and 15 as an EMS captain, before becoming a life member who responds to calls occasionally.In addition to volunteering with the squad, Shelbe works in the family business, Mac’s Pool Service. She said it means a lot to her to “help the community—to be out there and help when needed.”GVFRS is in need of fire cadets and junior EMS squad members, said Shelbe. Anyone interested in joining should stop by Station 1 on Main Street and ask for an application.We're also in need of adult Volunteer Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and people who can volunteer just to drive our Medic Units. If this interests you, go online to for more information or stop by Station 1 on Main Street to pick up an application! ... See MoreSee Less
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Our volunteers do a lot of community service activities. Pictured here this morning is GVFRS President Bruce Soles ”tending” various water buckets at Bethel Elementary School’s end of year water battles. It will be interesting to see if the 1,000 gallons from Reserve Engine 6 is ”enough” to see the battles through. ... See MoreSee Less
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