General information about GVFRS, its activities, and community involvement.
All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. On average in the U.S., lightning kills 51 people and injures hundreds more. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning […]read more
Spring has finally arrived and with it comes the Ladies Auxiliary homemade Easter Eggs. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department will once again be making their delicious homemade chocolate Easter Eggs. The eggs are offered with three different fillings, peanut butter, butter cream, or coconut. The eggs are $7 each, and all proceeds […]read more
Smoke alarms save lives. The members of the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind you of the life saving advantages of having working smoke alarms in your home. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke […]read more
This time of year there’s an increased risk of house fires. Your Christmas trees, candles, and even cooking can lead to seasonal fires. Please follow these fire safety tips from the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department to keep your holidays from going up in flames. Unattended cooking, holiday candles, and Christmas trees are among the leading causes […]read more
There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. But a grill too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling. SAFETY TIPS Propane and […]read more
Construction is under way at the new Cobbs Creek fire station site on Buckley Hall Road. Barring any unforeseen weather delays, Department President Calvin Morgan states that the MVFD should be able to move in by March 2014.read more
For the last several years, the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department has been planning and working towards building a new fire station at Cobbs Creek. The final plans were approved by the department, after several months of meetings, studies, and designs. The plans were put out to bid, and several construction companies submitted proposals to the […]read more