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Watch a recent departure of the Nightingale Air Ambulance that was called for a motor vehicle collision.

GVFRS routinely uses Nightingale and LifeEvac Air Ambulances for serious injuries or illnesses and utilizes landing zones throughout our district.

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Yesterday, the GVFRS Fire Prevention Team hosted 46 home schooled children and 20+/- parents at Station 1 for a fire Read more
On Friday October 7th, Gloucester Volunteer Fire & Rescue Junior Members will be holding our Annual Blood Drive in memory of Sean McNulty, Jr. All donations of blood will be by appointment between 1:00 and 7:00p.m. at Station 1 on Main Street. To schedule your appointment go to and use GVFRS as the Sponsor Code.
On Friday October 7th, Gloucester Volunteer Fire & Rescue Junior Members will be holding our Annual Blood Drive in memory Read more
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Where were you on 9/11? It’s a rhetorical question. You don’t have to answer and we really don’t want you Read more
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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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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 – Main Street

6595 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061


Station 4 Harcum

Station 4 – Harcum

7598 Dutton Road
Gloucester, VA 23061

Station 6 - Sassafrass

Station 6 – Sassafrass

7070 Ark Road
Gloucester, VA 23061


JUNETEENTH IS ALMOST HERE. FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA FIRE PROGRAMS, HERE IS THE STORY OF THE FIRST KNOWN AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER:For the celebration of Juneteenth, the Department of Virginia Fire Programs would like to acknowledge and celebrate the legend of the first African American Female Volunteer Fire Fighter.Margaret, also known as Molly, became a member of the Ocean Engine Company #11 in Manhattan. At first, she was not brought in to fight fires but rather to cook for the volunteer firefighters. Then during the harsh winter of 1818, New York City was overtaken by a flu epidemic in which many of the volunteer firefighters of Company #11 were stricken.A fire broke out and there were very few volunteers to put this fire out because of the flu outbreak. Seeing a need, Molly assisted in hauling a manual pumper, the only type of fire engine during that time, through deep snow and slick roads to the scene of the fire and then assisted in extinguishing the fire by pumping the pumper handles until water gushed out in a steady stream. Hours later the fire was finally put out and Molly assisted the firefighters in hauling the pumper back to the station. For doing so, she was praised by the fire Captain for being a “wonderous fine fire volunteer”.In 1882 George W. Sheldon wrote this account in the oral history “The story of Volunteer Fire Department of the City of New York and the events of the winter of 1818.” ... See MoreSee Less
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HERE'S SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING VACATION RENTAL SAFETY FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FIRE PROGRAMS:While there are fire safety regulations in place for hotels and motels, homes and apartments used as vacation or short-term rentals are not regulated to the same extent.Fire safety is just as important when people are away from home. While there are fire safety regulations in place for hotels and motels, homes and apartments used as vacation or short-term rentals are not regulated to the same extent People may not think about fire safety when they are on vacation or traveling for business. As such, here are some things to consider and do when planning your vacation:When staying in hotels and motels:1 Stay in hotels and motels that have hard-wired smoke alarms and an automatic fire sprinkler system in each guest room.2 -Find the fire alarms on your floor.3 -Read the evacuation plan carefully. Find the 2 closest exits from your room.4 -Count the number of doors between your room and the exits. This will help if you need to get out in the darkWhen staying in vacation and short-term rentals – Be sure:1 -Everyone knows the address of the rental.2 -There are working smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the rental.3 -There are working carbon monoxide alarms on every level of the rental.4 -You can open all doors and windows that lead outside, and 5 -Everyone knows 2 ways out of every room. 6 -You choose an outside meeting place a safe distance from the rental. ... See MoreSee Less
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WE WANT YOU TO SWIM SAFELY THIS SUMMER!HERE'S SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING SWIMMING SAFELY from the Department of Virginia Fire Programs:Drownings happen quickly and often they are silent. They are 100% preventable, but to prevent these tragedies, community members must follow simple water safety steps:- Adults need to stay with children when they are in or around water.- DO NOT read, use a cell phone or leave children to go someplace else.- For preschoolers, an adult should be close enough to touch the child.- Keep the pool and deck clear of floats, balls and toys after you get out of the pool.- Never swim near a boat, marina or boat launch.- When boating, always use U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets (PFD)- Install 4-sided fencing that separates the pool area from the home and yard. The fence should be at least 4-feet high. Use self-closing and self-latching gates that open outward. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Gloucester Volunteer Fire Prevention Team is currently hosting 73 Botetourt Elementary School Kindergarteners (split into two groups)at Station 1 this morning and again this afternoon at 1230 when the other half of the group will arrive. Of primary importance, we discussed the safety message of EVERYONE (that includes moms, dads and everyone else at every age) SLEEPING WITH THEIR BEDROOM DOORS CLOSED! Thereafter, knowing what to do when smoke detectors go off, staying low below the smoke and crawling to the bedroom door and feeling the doorknob with the back of their hand, and if hot, taking the second way out of the room, having two ways out of every room, having and practicing their home escape plan and meeting at a set point outside for everyone to report to. Additionally, the importance of knowing their home address and how to call 911 was discussed. The children were shown what firefighters will look and sound like wearing full PPE with self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) when coming to rescue them if they cannot get out due to smoke and fire. Other life safety messages discussed were kitchen safety, campfire/outdoor grilling safety and “stop drop and roll” should their clothes catch fire. We always enjoy speaking to school children (and people in every age group). If you’d like to explore membership in our fire company, go to or stop by Station 1 on Main Street to talk to our members as we’re always looking for new members to help serve our community! ... See MoreSee Less
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HERE'S SOME IMPORTANT FIRE AND SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT OUTDOOR GRILLING!The Department of Virginia Fire Programs, and Kents Store Volunteer Fire Company in Fluvanna County partnered to provide the following fire and life safety messages concerning the use of gas and charcoal grills:There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. But a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. It can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Learn simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling.- Open your gas grill before lighting.- Keep an eye on your grill. Don’t walk away from it when it is lit.- Clean your grill after each use. This will remove grease that can start a fire.- Place the coals from your grill in a metal can with a lid once they have cooled.- Do not store or use a grill on a porch or balcony.Click on the video below to learn more important information: ... See MoreSee Less
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