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2018 Santa Run Is Coming To Town!

2018 Santa Run

Have you been naughty or nice this year?  Santa Claus will be coming to town to find out!  Keep your eyes and ears open for the sight of flashing lights along with the sound of sirens and Christmas carols.  Santa will be making his way through the neighborhoods served by GVFRS atop one of our fire trucks every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) November 24th – December 23rd.  Santa loves to see the smiling faces of the boys and girls as he makes his way around our district, so if you see or hear him in your neighborhood be sure to come out to see him!  We also like to see how much you all enjoy his visits, and would love to share his pictures on our Facebook page.  If you capture a moment you would like to share with us, you can send it via Facebook Messenger on the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. official Facebook page or email pictures to hcarson@gvfrs.org.  We’re so excited for his annual visit, and we look forward to seeing you all as we bring him around to spread Christmas cheer!

Gloucester County Burn Ordinance

The Gloucester County Fire Protection Ordinance revisions became effective May l,2004. Copies of the Ordinance are available at the Office of the Environmental Programs at 6489 Main Street.   Read the Frequently Asked Questions here:   Gloucester County Burn Ordnance FAQ

Preventing Kitchen Fires in your Home

Kitchen Fire Safety

For information on Preventing Kitchen Fires in your Home,
please see this article on HomeAdvisor.com

PEMS Protocols APP

The PEMS Protocol app is now available for free for IOS and Android.  Go to the PEMS web site for details.

The desktop version is available here.

CPR Training

GVFRS offers American Heart Association CPR and First Aid classes throughout the year 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

  • December 19, 2018EMSAT / Monthly EMS Training
  • January 5, 2019 9:00 am** EMT Class CPR & Orientation
  • January 8, 2019 7:00 pm** EMT Class Introduction
  • January 10, 2019 7:00 pmEMT Class
  • January 15, 2019 7:00 pmEMT Class
  • January 16, 2019EMSAT / Monthly EMS Training
  • January 17, 2019 7:00 pmEMT Class
  • January 19, 2019 9:00 amEMT Class

AEC v1.0.4

See the entire event Calendar.

Fire is Everyone's Fightâ„¢

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.

Find more information about fire safety from the
Virginia Department of Fire Programs
.

Recent Events

  • Time to celebrate Christmas with our Fire and Rescue family. - Time to celebrate Christmas with our Fire and Rescue family. Thank you Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Inc. for keeping our community safe while we take an evening off.
  • Santa Run Special Visit 2018 GVFRS Elves Make A Special Visit - During the Santa Run on December 8th, Santa informed our GVFRS elves that he had a special visit to make in Patriot's Walk. Ms. Thelma Schoenfeld, 97, recently lost her husband, Bruce. Mr. Schoenfeld was previously a volunteer with Hulmeville Fire Department in Pennsylvania, and doubled as Santa Claus every
  • Weekly Call Summary December 2 – 8, 2018 - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc responded to the following calls between December 2 and 8, 2018: 72 Medical calls 18 Motor vehicle collisions 4 Fire alarms 4 Public assists 1 Burn complaint 1 Landing zone 1 Mutual aid to Mathews Volunteer Fire Department for a Structure Fire
  • We have received several photos from our weekend Santa Runs, - We have received several photos from our weekend Santa Runs, and it is so great to see the smiles on the children's faces. Once we compile all the photos we'll share them on here. But in the meantime, we wanted to share one special visit in particular with everybody. During
  • GVFRS responded to the following calls between December 2 and 8, 2018:

    72 Medical - GVFRS responded to the following calls between December 2 and 8, 2018: 72 Medical calls 18 Motor vehicle collisions 4 Fire alarms 4 Public assists 1 Burn complaint 1 Landing zone 1 Mutual aid to Mathews Volunteer Fire Department for a Structure Fire

  • The roads in our county are very dangerous now. Please - The roads in our county are very dangerous now. Please do not go out if you do not have to. We are currently working several accidents, as well as fire calls. We hope everyone stays safe and warm during this weather event.
  • Have you been naughty or nice this year? Santa Claus - Have you been naughty or nice this year? Santa Claus will be coming to town to find out! Keep your eyes and ears open for the sight of flashing lights along with the sounds of sirens and Christmas carols. Santa will be making his way through the neighborhoods served by
  • GVFRS responded to the following calls between November 11 and 17, 2018:

    65 Medical - GVFRS responded to the following calls between November 11 and 17, 2018: 65 Medical Calls 24 Motor vehicle collisions 6 Fire alarms 2 Landing zones 1 Public Assist 1 Cooking fire 1 Mutual aid to Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue 1 Mutual aid to Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department for