WELCOME TO THE
POWHATAN COUNTY FIRE
AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT
We proudly provide fire and rescue services to our citizens through an almost completely volunteer system. We staff five stations and one rescue squad and are always looking for more people to help serve the community.
If you have a desire to serve your community and provide an important and valuable service to Powhatan County, then visit our application page.
CITIZENS WE SERVICE
SQUARE MILES OCCUPIED
Be Safety Smart!
Fire Safety Tips
Stay vigilant while cooking:
The kitchen is often the heart of Thanksgiving festivities, so it’s crucial to remain attentive while cooking. Never leave the stove unattended and keep flammable items far away from heat sources. In case of a stovetop fire, remember to smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner.
Be Safe in the Holiday!
Be mindful of candles and decorations:
Candles and decorative lights add warmth and charm to Thanksgiving celebrations. However, keep candles at least a foot away from anything that can catch fire, and never leave them unattended. Inspect decorative lights for frayed wires or other damage before use and turn them off when you leave the house or go to bed.
SMOKE ALARMS DO SAVE LIVES!
The Holidays often bring family and friends together. But remember, a large meal loaded with rich foods (more common for Thanksgiving dinner than any other time of the year) can trigger a heart attack. Existing circumstances and prior health conditions will proceed a heart attack, but dinner can be the match that lights the flame!
Statistics speak for themselves. An increase in heart attacks occur nationwide during the month of December or in between the Thanksgiving holiday and New Year’s Day. Enjoy the holidays and be healthy!