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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.

Recent News and Events

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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
station 1 main entrance concept drawing
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.

Station 1

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


WE WANT YOU TO STAY SAFE USING ONLY LEGAL FIREWORKS THIS 4TH OF JULY!In 2023, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were eight fatalities and an estimated 9,700 injuries involving fireworks. Of the eight reported fatalities, one was in Virginia.“Misuse of fireworks can be deadly,” said Billy Hux, State Fire Marshal. “Opt for safety this holiday by enjoying fireworks at a professionally organized show.”In general, any firework that explodes, moves on the ground or in the air, or shoots a projectile is illegal in the Commonwealth of Virginia.Many localities prohibit the sale, possession or use of all fireworks. The State Fire Marshal’s Office advises Virginians to check local ordinances as well as the Statewide Fire Prevention Code prior to purchasing and utilizing fireworks.Only “permissible fireworks,” as defined in state law can be legally sold, possessed, or used within the commonwealth. A list of permissible fireworks can be viewed on the VDFP website to see information posted by the Virginia State Fire Marshal.The sale, possession and/or use of any fireworks not classified as permissible is prohibited. Violations can be prosecuted as a Class I Misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,500 and/or up to one year in jail. Any illegal fireworks can be confiscated, and you can be summoned by a Fire Marshal or Law Enforcement Officer.If you do plan to use your own fireworks instead of opting to attend the numerous fireworks shows in our area, please follow these important safety procedures:-Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy, in case of fire or other mishap. Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding.- Light fireworks one at a time, then move quickly away from the fireworks device. - Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Soak them with water before discarding.- Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse.- Never point or throw fireworks (including sparklers) at anyone.- Consider safe alternatives to fireworks such as party poppers, bubbles, silly string, or glow sticks. FIREWORKS USED IMPROPERLY CAN CAUSE SEVERE BURNS, LOSS OF FINGERS AND PERHAPS YOUR LIFE! ... See MoreSee Less
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