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
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Be Safety Smart!
Fire Safety Tips
Here are some basic fire tips to keep you safe!
- Never leave food cooking unattended, especially deep fryers and other frying equipment.
- Avoid using portable and fixed space heaters, as heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
- Have a fire plan that gets you out of your home in less than two minutes and practice it.
- Avoid smoking in the house
You can contact your local fire station for a free home safety checklist.
Check Your Smoke Alarms
It’s almost time to change your clocks! You should also change your smoke alarm battery. A functioning smoke alarm can alert you to possible fire and provide you the opportunity to escape without harm.
If a fire does occur in your home, get out and stay out. Try to close all the doors as you leave so fire spread can be limited.
Smoke alarms do save lives!
Stroke Warning Signs
Strokes occur because of a blood supply interruption in the brain. Here are some signs you should recognize that may indicate a stroke in you or someone you love:
- Inability to speak.
- Sudden, severe headache with blurred vision.
- Weakness or paralysis on one side of the body.
- Facial drooping.
- Sudden confusion.
If you experience these symptoms, call 9-1-1 right away!