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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
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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
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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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July 2020 Activity

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Medical Calls

58+

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1,483+

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Station 1

Station 1 – Main Street

6595 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061

804-693-2148

Station 4 Harcum

Station 4 – Harcum

7070 Ark Road
Gloucester, VA 23061

804-693-0724

Station 6 - Sassafrass

Station 6 – Sassafrass

7070 Ark Road
Gloucester, VA 23061

804-693-0724

GVFRS took part in “Disaster Preparedness Expo 2022” hosted by Gloucester Emergency Management and Home Depot Saturday 8/6 along with Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc., Gloucester Sheriff’s Office, Virginia Conservation Police, Virginia State Police, VCU-Life Evac, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Civil Air Patrol and a number of other agencies and entities. Eleven of our volunteers staffed Engine 10, Medic 12, Boat 4 & Utility 4, Gator 6 & Brush 6 and EMS 10 at this well attended event showcasing just some of the resources available to respond to emergencies within our county. ... See MoreSee Less
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IT'S HOT OUTSIDE!!!!!!!!!! MANY WOULD SAY IT'S TOO HOT!!!Accordingly, it is important that you "Know the Signs of Heat Related Illnesses!" The following information was made available from the Office of the State Fire Marshal:Know the signs of heat-related illnesses and ways to respond. If you are sick and need medical attention, contact your healthcare provider for advice and shelter in place if you can. Below are a few examples of heat related illnesses and their symptoms. Share with neighbors, family and friends to educate everyone on the signs.Sings of a Heat Stroke are:- Extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees F taken orally) - Red, hot and dry skin with no sweat- Rapid, strong pulse- Dizziness, confusion or unconsciousnessIf you suspect heat stroke, call 9-1-1 or get the person to a hospital immediately. Cool down with whatever methods are available until medical help arrives. Do not give the person anything to drink!Signs of Heat Cramps are:Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms or legsSigns of Heat Exhaustion are:- Heavy sweating- Paleness- Muscle cramps- Tiredness- Weakness- Fast or weak pulse- Dizziness- Headache- Fainting- Nausea- Vomiting ... See MoreSee Less
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Middlsex Volunteer Firefighters paid tribute to one of their longtime brothers this morning. Former line officer Keith Townsend, a 40+ yr member of Urbana Volunteer Fire Department - radio call sign 112 was depended upon “to get the engine out” and will be sorely missed. Gloucester Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s Tower 1 and Lower Middlesex Volunteer Fire’s Aerial Ladder were set up to display the American Flag as is customary when a firefighter passes to honor a fallen brother or sister. ... See MoreSee Less
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Gloucester Volunteer Fire & Rescue responded to the rekindle of a residential structure fire in Mathews county at 0400 hours this morning with 3 engines - 1 from each of our 3 stations. Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department responded with 1 tanker, and other companies may have been there as well. Mathews Volunteer Fire Department and other surrounding volunteer fire companies oftentimes readily respond to assist us! Volunteer Fire Companies all over are in need of members! If you have an interest in helping your community and keeping your taxes low, consider contacting your local volunteer fire company to find out more about how you can offer your time and talents. No prior experience is necessary as training and personal protective equipment will be provided free of charge to you! ... See MoreSee Less
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