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    Quint 3 Aerial Operations Training with GVFRS

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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 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


Station 4 Harcum

Station 4 – Harcum

7070 Ark Road
Gloucester, VA 23061


Station 6 - Sassafrass

Station 6 – Sassafrass

7070 Ark Road
Gloucester, VA 23061


IT PAYS TO BE PREPARED!!!Here's a story with a good ending because the homeowner was prepared. Yesterday at dinnertime, GVFRS was dispatched to an oven fire "with flames showing". Fortunately, the homeowner had TWO fire extinguishers on hand, which was a good thing because the first one that she grabbed did not discharge! She grabbed the second, and discharged it into the oven putting the fire out! One of our Assistant Chiefs who lives nearby was first on scene and pulled the oven away from the wall. He advised Dispatch that the fire was already out and had Engine 14 continue in so that we could utilize its on-board fan to blow smoke out of the home. He found that it was an electric oven that had experienced a power surge or failure of some sort causing the broiler element to catch fire while the homeowner was broiling hamburgers.The moral of this story is that everyone should have at least two ABC fire extinguishers on hand! ABC fire extinguishers can be safely used on most every type fire: 1) CLASS A comprised of wood/paper, etc., 2) CLASS B comprised of petroleum and alcohol based liquids, and CLASS C being electrical fires. When looking to purchase any fire extinguisher, look for those having metal handles that discharge the extinguisher's contents. While they are a little more costly, they can be refilled after being used. Those with plastic handles are single use and cannot be refilled. But, those with plastic handles are certainly better than nothing as the homeowner who used her's yesterday can attest. She saved her home from extensive damage that otherwise would have occurred! ... See MoreSee Less
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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN: This afternoon our Fire Prevention Team visited Bethel Elementary School for their Kindergartners “Community Helpers Day” and what WE learned is very concerning! What started out as a talk about the various ways firefighters help the community quickly turned into a lesson on the importance of children knowing their home’s numerical address and street or road name. When discussing having to call 911 in the event a parent or guardian is injured or ill and cannot call for help themselves, we were astonished that the majority of the children were unable to give their house number, road or street name, or both! Without being able to provide that basic information, help may not arive in time! (Yes, we know the 911 system is supposed to automatically bring that up, but not everyone uses “land lines” nowadays!) When we discussed this with the teachers, we were told that teaching children the importance of knowing their home address “is no longer part of the curriculum”! SO, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and concerned friends, please take a moment to see if the small children in your life can recite their address and if they can’t, please work with them until they can! ... See MoreSee Less
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Yesterday nine of our members attended a Safe Driving event at Gloucester High School. Here, FF/EMTs are demonstrating how an injured person can be carried strapped to a backboard so that their airway is kept open in case they are vomiting, etc. ... See MoreSee Less
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This morning 98 Botetourt Elementary Kindergartners came to Station 1 to learn about fire and life safety concepts appropriate for their age. Thereafter, they were shown fire apparatus and a medic unit and some of the equipment carried by them. Today’s most important message for the children AND adults is for everyone to sleep with their bedroom doors CLOSED! SMOKE from elsewhere in your house will kill you well before the fire ever reaches you! Sleeping with bedroom doors closed keeps the smoke “at bay” allowing occupants time to escape. Take a couple minutes to watch this video titled "Close Before You Doze" that clearly demonstrates the difference in survivability:www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu5ICj3LwqE ... See MoreSee Less
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