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 alrams do save lives!
Heart Attack Warning Signs
Heart attacks are a leading cause of death in the United States. Here are some signs you should recognize that may indicate a heart attack in you or someone you love:
- Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back.
- Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain.
- Shortness of breath.
- Cold sweat.
- Light-headedness or sudden dizziness
If you experience these symptoms, call 9-1-1 right away!