General information about GVFRS, its activities, and community involvement.

Project Breathe Pet Mask Donation

Last week Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc received a donation of 8 pet oxygen mask kits from Invisible Fence of Hampton Roads. “Project Breathe” is a nation wide program established by Invisible Fence to provide pet oxygen masks to local fire departments and rescue squads.  Each kit contains one small, one medium, and […]

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2016 Blood Drive Collects 94 Units

Our Junior Members had a very successful blood drive, collecting 94 units. That’s just 6 units shy of their goal, and up to 282 lives saved!

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National EMS Week, May 15-21, 2016

National EMS Week May 15-21, 2016 “EMS Strong: Called to Care” This week, the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) recognizes EMS Week in Virginia and pays special tribute to all Virginia EMS personnel. We recognize your dedication and commitment to serving the citizens of the Commonwealth with quality prehospital care. EMS for Children […]

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2016 Board Members Elected

On December 7th, the board members for 2016 were elected and are as follows: Picture “2016 Board Members” Back Row, L to R: Richard Brown, Chaplain; Terrence McGregor, Assistant Chief of EMS; Trey Rilee, Assistant Chief of Station 6; Jon Williams, Assistant Chief of Station 1; Tony Villani, Treasurer Front Row, L to R: Karen […]

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Honoring Members with over 40 years of active service

On December 7, 2015 Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. President Bruce Soles recognized a few very special members at the monthly membership meeting. Thirteen current members were recognized for their 40+ years of active membership with GVFRS. These men have served the citizens of Gloucester County for a combined total of 561 years. […]

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Fire Prevention Week, October 4 – 10, 2015

October 4 – 10, 2015 is Fire Prevention Week. This year the theme is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm.” Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. would like to take the opportunity to encourage everyone to make sure they have working smoke detectors in their home, especially […]

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Convention Team Places 2nd Overall in 2015 Expo

Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. would like to congratulate our convention team on a job well done this past weekend. On August 1st, members on the convention team competed in The Virginia State Firefighters Association 2015 Expo firefighter’s competition in Hampton. Teams from all around the state of Virginia competed in various fire […]

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Gloucester firefighters battle two brush fires on more than 90 acres

Over 90 acres of forest and marsh land was burned in two separate brush fires in Gloucester County on Thursday (4/2/15). The brush fire in the GVFRS district, located off Nelson Wood Lane in the Robins Neck area, also damaged a garage and a barn. Read the article in the Daily Press.

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4PM Burn Law In Effect Until April 30

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 for controlled burns to quickly […]

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GVFRS Members Donate to Breast Cancer Awareness

Each October, Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. members can be seen wearing black and pink shirts showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2014, the interest for the shirts was so great that there was extra revenue which the membership agreed to donate to a local organization. Beyond Boobs, a local organization […]

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