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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


This morning 35 home schoolers and 12 parents from Conerstone Co-Op came to Station 1 in the Courthouse Village. Fire and life safety messages were covered in the fire apparatus bay and then they were divided into 3 smaller groups and “rotated” through smaller presentations covering: different types of fire apparatus and the tools and appliances carried on them to combat fires and/or work accident scenes; a medic unit where an Emergency Medical Technician discussed equipment carried to treat ill and injured patients, and a tour of or very cramped station to see where we have our meetings, classroom trainings, day room and bunk room for our “Duty Crews” and the administrative offices for EMS, company Treasurer and the Fire Chiefs. The children were all “sworn in” as Junior Fire Prevention Officers and assigned to make their parents sit down with them to create a home fire escape plan from every room for their family. At the end of the program, the group leader was given helmets, informational coloring books and fire escape plan templates to distribute to the attendees. ... See MoreSee Less
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This morning our Fire Prevention Team spoke to two groups of students at Botetourt Elementary School. Numerous subjects were covered such as: sleeping with bedroom doors closed, what to do when the smoke detectors sound, making a fire escape plan and having two ways out of every room where possible, stay low and go, kitchen safety, stop drop and roll should clothes catch fire, knowing their home address and how to call 911 to name a few. What turned out to be the children’s high point was getting to try on and wear a set of real fire turnout gear! Some of the children were so taken in by Firefighter Sean that they ended up taking him to the playground with them (see the last photo). Truthfully, we don’t know who enjoys these presentations more: the students or us! ... See MoreSee Less
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DID YOU CHANGE YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES?Did you remember to move your clocks forward this morning? For as long as we can remember, Fire Prevention has promoted the two most easily remembered times to change your Smoke Detector Batteries are in conjunction with Daylight Savings Time and again when Standard Time rolls around in the Fall. SO, if you haven't done so already, get on a step ladder and change your Smoke Detector batteries! AND, if you have separate Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors, you'll need to change those batteries too. While you're at it, Smoke Detectors and CO Detectors have limited lifespans of about 10 years. The manufacture date can be found somewhere near the battery compartment. If your detectors are near their expiration date, today would be a good day to purchase and install replacements! Many of today's newer detectors come with batteries that last about 10 years from date of installation, so you may want to consider them. And, some combine the ability to detect both Smoke and CO, so you may want to upgrade to those type units. When installing new detectors, take a few moments to read the instructions that come with them. They will tell you what certain series of beeps mean. Often, smoke detectors start "chirping" instead of out and out beeping. Generally, that "chirping" is the detector telling you it is at the end of its lifespan. ... See MoreSee Less
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We had an older group of children from Gloucester Montessori School come to visit us this morning. They learned about fire and life safety principles, the different types of fire apparatus and the various appliances and tools carried on them to enable us to extinguish fires and effect rescues from all the different types of situations people may find themselves in. AND, they learned the importance of math as it is used by us all of the time! Thereafter, they were taken to the EMS bay to learn how EMTs render first aid and perform life saving procedures to keep people alive in route to the hospital emergency room. Oh, and they found out math is used by EMTs on a daily basis too! ... See MoreSee Less
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