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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 redcrossblood.org 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.

Station 1

Station 1 – Main Street

6595 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061

804-693-2148

Station 4 Harcum

Station 4 – Harcum

7598 Dutton Road
Gloucester, VA 23061
804-693-3674

Station 6 - Sassafrass

Station 6 – Sassafrass

7070 Ark Road
Gloucester, VA 23061

804-693-0724

The Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad Fire Prevention Team is doing something “a little different today”. We’re currently at Bay Aging speaking with senior citizens about fire and life safety this morning. While they weren’t quite as “rambunctious” as the audiences we are used to, we were taken aback and amused when the ladies initially asked our presenter to dance on the table! After much laughter everyone got down to the business of talking about “staying alive” when faced with many hazards life presents. Of course, we always start off with EVERYONE SLEEPING WITH BEDROOM DOORS CLOSED! Other concepts discussed were staying low below the smoke, feeling the door with the back of your hand prior to opening it, having two ways out of every room, having a home fire escape plan and the dangers posed by carbon monoxide (CO) gas amongst others. Our message is essentially the same as always as fire and life safety hazards affect people of all ages and it’s our mission to mitigate losses posed by such hazards by enlightening everyone on how to avoid them. If your group has questions or concerns about fire and life safety hazards and would like for our Team to speak to your group, go to www.GVFRS.org and click on the Fire Prevention page and fill out the interactive form. ... See MoreSee Less
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FIRE SAFETY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIESThe following information is from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs:There’s no place like home. It is a place to relax, share laughs with family, and enjoy home cooked meals. But did you know that most fire deaths occur in the home? Furthermore, physical disability was the second leading human factor contributing to fatalities in residential buildings (30%) (Source: Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Buildings 2017-2019). To help everyone in the home stay safe from fire, below are some tips you can follow to stay safe.- Home Fire Sprinklers: Home fire sprinklers protect lives by keeping fires small. Sprinklers allow people more time to escape in a fire. When choosing an apartment or home, look for ones that have home fire sprinklers.- Smoke Alarms: Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room. They should also be outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. Test your alarms every month.- People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use smoke alarms with a vibrating pad, flashing light or strobe light. These accessories start when your alarm sounds.- Plan Your Escape: Plan your escape around your capabilities, know two ways out and if you use a walker or wheelchair, check all exits to be sure you can get through the doorways. Learn the location of stairwells and all routes of the building. Know the number of doors between your apartment and the nearest exits. Make necessary changes, such as installing ramps and widening doorways to make escape easier. Ask emergency providers to keep needs information on file.- If Your Exit is Blocked: Before opening the door, feel the doorknob and if it is hot, leave the door closed. Keep any doors closed between you and the smoke of fire. Cover vents and cracks around the doors with clothes, sheets, or towels. Call 911 with your exact location within the building such as floor level and room. If possible, try to signal from a window. Remember, in the event of a fire, cleaner air is down low near the floor. - Tailoring fire safety measures to the unique needs of individuals with disabilities is crucial for ensuring their safety in emergency situations. For additional information, please visit:www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fire_safety_disabilities_flyer.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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USE CARE WHEN HANDLING FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS!Here's some information from the American Burn Association:- Keep gasoline in a secure location, out of the reach of children. - Use containers that have been listed, labeled, or approved for gasoline.- Never use an accelerant such as gasoline, kerosene, or aerosol sprays to start a camp fire.- When cooking, turn pot or pan handles towards the back of the stove.- Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave, turn off the stove.Click on this link to learn more about gasoline safety:ameriburn.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/aba119_burnprevention-gasoline_120423.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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