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    Sparky gets a visit from LifeEvac III
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    Fire Prevention Presentation for school kids at Station 1

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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

7598 Dutton Road
Gloucester, VA 23061

Station 6 - Sassafrass

Station 6 – Sassafrass

7070 Ark Road
Gloucester, VA 23061


SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING WILDFIRE AWARENESS AND THE URBAN-WILDLAND INTERFACE:The following information is from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs: May is Wildfire Awareness Month. This is a great time to prepare for the possibilities of wildfires impacting your area. Wildfire Awareness is crucial for communities living in fire prone areas.It involves understanding the risks, preparing evacuation plans, maintaining defensible space around properties, and being vigilant about fire hazards. Education and proactive measures are key to minimizing the impact of wildfires.For additional information, click on the following link:www.usfa.fema.gov/wui/ ... See MoreSee Less
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HERE'S IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR HOME AND OTHER STRUCTURES FROM WILDLAND-INTERFACE FIRES from the Department of Virginia Fire Programs:While Arbor Day celebrates the importance of trees and encourages planting and caring for them, it’s also essential to keep your home clear of trees to mitigate fire risks and ensure safety. Here are some tips for managing trees around your home:It is important to maintain defensible space. Create defensible space around your home by removing dead vegetation including both tree and shrubs.Regularly prune trees to remove dead or overhanging branches that could pose threat close to the house or power lines.Keep trees away from structures and avoid planting trees near your home, garage, and other dwellings. Trees too close to a building can increase the risk of fire spreading and pose a threat during storms or high winds.When planting trees near your home, choose species that are less flammable and more resistant to fire.Clear vegetation near structures including trees, bushes, and grass to reduce the risk of fire spreading from plants to structures.Monitor for signs of disease or decay. Regular inspect trees on your property for disease or decay or pest infestation. Promptly remove any trees that pose a safety hazard.By taking these proactive steps to manage tress and your home, you can help reduce the risk of wildfires and improve the safety of your property. For more information on how to keep your home safe, please visit this link to the National Fire Protection Association's page concerning preparing home for wildfire:www.nfpa.org/education-and-research/wildfire/preparing-homes-for-wildfire ... See MoreSee Less
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GVFRS is conducting a live burn in our regional burn building. ... See MoreSee Less
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FDIC International, short for Fire Department Instructors Conference, is an annual weeklong training program held in Indianapolis that is attended by thousands of Fire & Rescue professionals from around the world. Led by world-class instructors, attendees are involved in learning environments including classrooms, workshops, H.O.T. (Hands On Training) Evolutions along with the opportunity to view the most innovative products and services available to the industry displayed by over 800 exhibiting companies. The FDIC experience is about learning and sharing with peers, formally and informally, through hallway conversations, meals and group gatherings after hours developing life-long friendships, and recharging their passion for the industry. At FDIC, ALL attendees are considered to be true professionals within the fire service whether they are employed by career departments or are members of volunteer fire companies serving their respective communities. Those who attend are not only encouraged, they are expected by FDIC to take back what they have learned to be shared with others in their agencies. Your Gloucester and Abington Volunteer Fire Instructors attending this week are: Assistant Chief W. L. Johnston, Training Officers/Captains Andy Nazak and Drew Luellen, and Lieutenants Blake Fleming and Tony Villani. ... See MoreSee Less
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