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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


Station 4 Harcum

Station 4 – Harcum

7598 Dutton Road
Gloucester, VA 23061

Station 6 - Sassafrass

Station 6 – Sassafrass

7070 Ark Road
Gloucester, VA 23061


AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT KEROSENE HEATER SAFETYCold weather is upon us! If you use a Kerosene Heater or know someone who does, here is a quick, important message on how to safely fill and use a Kerosene Heater courtesy of the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.The Virginia Department of Fire Programs partnered with New Kent Fire Rescue to create a series of winter heating safety videos. The first of that series covers best practices when using a kerosene heater. Please share this video and future ones with your community, family and friends. ... See MoreSee Less
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Santa has come to town!!GVFRS members will be spending the next several weekends escorting Santa around the local neighborhoods. Every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) between now and Christmas Santa can be found atop a fire truck greeting the kids of our community.We never know which neighborhood Santa will choose to go to next so keep your ears out for sirens and Christmas carols, and your eyes out for Santa and his helpers!If you see him be sure to come out and say Hi!! ... See MoreSee Less
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📸 Look at this post on Facebookwww.facebook.com/share/p/7RY9dXtZ7cvfH5Ht/?mibextid=qi2Omg“Public Service Announcement - RED LIGHTS on VehiclesHave you ever seen someone driving behind you with a RED flashing light? What does that RED light mean?In Ohio flashing RED / RED WHITE lights displayed (with no BLUE flashing lights) on a vehicle indicates a volunteer firefighter is responding to a 911 call in their personal vehicle. They are responding to their firehouse, or to the scene to provide the manpower needed for the emergency.If you see a passenger car with a flashing RED light, please consider treating it like any other emergency vehicle; we (your Community Volunteers) are requesting the right of way - this is a courtesy light. When it is safe to do so, please pull over to the right and come to a complete stop, so that we may travel safely past.Many people don't realize what these flashing RED lights are for. Every second counts. Help us help you. You never know, we could be responding to an emergency for a friend, or one of your loved ones.” —Duplin Fire Public Service Announcement ... See MoreSee Less
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Please take heed!!!!ALERT: Gloucester County officials are urging all residents to refrain from any outdoor burning through this weekend, as our area is in under an increased fire risk. Dewpoints will drop off into the 20s and 30s tomorrow afternoon. The low dewpoints, paired with gusty winds, and critically dry conditions, will greatly increase the ability for fires to spark and then spread quickly. Our local fire and rescue departments have already been fighting brush fires that have ignited throughout the County this week due to the extremely dry conditions. If you have any questions, please contact Gloucester County Emergency Management at 804-693-1390. Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Inc.Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. ... See MoreSee Less
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SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING SEATBELTS:The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is traditionally the heaviest travel day of the year. Perhaps of more interest to us locally, is the fact that our Members respond to far more traffic accidents than we do fires, and many times those accidents result in fatalities.Here's some important information concerning seatbelts from the Office of Virginia Fire Programs:Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. During a crash, being buckled up helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle. Seat belts are the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers. - Nationally, most (90.1%) of Americans use seat belts. (CDC) - 15,000 lives are saved every year by wearing a seat belt. (NHTSA) - The leading cause of death for Americans aged 1 to 54 is motor vehicle accidents. - On average, 47% of people who die in car accidents weren’t wearing their seatbelts. (IIHS) 57% OF THOSE KILLED DURING THE NIGHTTIME IN 2021 WERE UNRESTRAINED - More than 75% of people who are ejected during a fatal crash die from their critical injuries. - Only 1% of passengers who were wearing a seat belt were ejected from a car during a crash. No Exceptions: There are no excuses for not wearing a seat belt. Regardless of the distance you are driving, the type of vehicle, or your position in the vehicle, always buckle up. - Proper Fit: The lap belt and shoulder belt are secured across the pelvis and rib cage, across the middle of your chest and away from your neck. NEVER put the shoulder belt behind your back or under your arm.- Air bags: Are designed to work with seat belts, not replace them. In fact, if you don’t wear your seat belt, you could be thrown into a rapidly opening frontal air bag; a movement of such force could injure or even kill you. Find out if your child is ready for the seat belt alone by doing the Safety Belt Fit Test: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DinbOVxpebo- Check knees and feet. Your child’s knees should bend at the edge of the seat when her back and bottom are against the vehicle seat back. Their feet should touch the floor for comfort and stability. - Check the lap belt. The vehicle lap belt must fit snugly across the hips or upper thighs. = Check the shoulder belt. The shoulder belt must fit across the shoulder and chest, NOT across the face or neck. Myth: Incidents involving fire or water account for 0.5% of all crashes. More importantly, you can't escape such dangers unless you're conscious. Wearing a seat belt gives you a much greater chance of being conscious and able-bodied. ... See MoreSee Less
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