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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.

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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


Happy Thanksgiving!! It's that time of year, the leaves are on the ground and everyone is ready to get ride of them, there are a few things to keep in mind if you plan on burning your leaves. Try to burn early morning or late afternoon when the wind conditions are lower. The humidity is much lower this time of year making it very easy for leaves and brush to ignite, clear a larger area around the piles to create a buffer and burn small piles. Burning in ditches in Gloucester County is prohibited, please see the attached county burning ordinance secition 8-69 (f) for further details, thank you and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. www.gloucesterva.info/571/Burn-Ordinance #gvfrs ... See MoreSee Less
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One of our neighboring county Mutual Aid Partners has requested our help. A Mathews Volunteer Firefighter was injured at a structure fire back in September. Their insurance is not able to cover the member’s monthly expenses. As such, Mathews Volunteer Fire Co. will be holding a takeout “BBQ lunch” for $15. at their Cobb’s Creek Station on Sunday December 4th from 12 to 2pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Mathews Lawn & Garden or Moughon’s Ace Hardware. If you can’t make it, they would certainly appreciate any donation you can make. PLEASE consider helping our brother firefighter out! ... See MoreSee Less
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HEY FOLKS, ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN PEOPLE GET OUT THEIR TURKEY FRYERS. AND, TURKEY FRYERS CAN BE DANGEROUS!!!WE DON'T WANT YOU TO GET HURT OR KILLED, OR BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN WHILE FRYING A TURKEY, SO PLEASE HEED THE INFORMATION BELOW FROM THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION.According to the National Fire Protection Association: deep fryer fires cause an average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries and more than $15 million in property damage every year.Deep-frying turkeys has become increasingly popular, but the new tradition is a recipe for holiday tragedy.The use of turkey fryers is considered a serious injury and fire risk because:- As the turkey is placed in the hot oil, oil may spill from the fryer onto the burner, causing a fire.- Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling the hot oil onto anyone nearby.- Most turkey fryers do not have an automatic thermostat control. Because of this, the oil can overheat to the point of combustion and cause a fire.- Turkey fryers, including the lid and handles, get extremely hot and can easily cause burns.- Partially frozen turkeys placed into the fryer can cause a spillover effect.- Underwriter Laboratories, one of the country’s top safety consulting companies, has decided not to safety certify any turkey fryers because of the increasing number of fires and burn injuries related to their use.If you decide to use a turkey fryer:- Make sure to use the fryer outdoors and use the fryer a safe distance from flammable materials and other buildings.- Do not use turkey fryers in a garage.- Never let children near the fryer, even when it’s not in use.- Never leave the fryer unattended.- Do not overfill the fryer.- Use safety goggles to protect your eyes and always use pot holders or oven mitts when handling the fryer.- Make sure the turkey is completely thawed.-Keep a fire extinguisher near the fryer. Do NOT use water to put out a grease fire.(Information from: National Fire Protection Association) ... See MoreSee Less
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=u97IbOvBrQ4From the Office of the Virginia State Fire Marshal:As winter holidays approach, it is important to be aware of best practices to ensure fire safety. Did you know that flickering lights, circuit breakers that trip and cracked electrical cords are signs that your home can't handle the electrical load? Reduce your risk of fire by watching the video, reviewing the Winter Holiday Safety Guide and sharing the tips below.- Choose flame resistant or flame retardant decorations- Keep lit candles away from decorations and things that can burn- Keep decorations away from windows and doors ... See MoreSee Less
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