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Jan 231
Feb 205
Mar 227
Apr 230
May 232
Jun 198
Jul 255
Aug 250
Sep 268
Oct 303
Nov 0
Dec 0
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2021 2737
2020 2305
2019 2135
2018 2263
2017 2003
2016 2117
2015 1921
2014 1918
2013 1896

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Welcome to the James City-Bruton VFD website!

Please take the time to browse our website. In it you will find safety tips, useful fire-prevention links,
information about our volunteer department, and updates on current incidents and events.
When you are done, please give us feedback by signing our Guest Book or via the "Contact Us" tab. 

In 2023, the James City-Bruton Fire Department will celebrate 75-years of volunteer service to our community!
Please help us by making a generous tax-deductable contribution. To donate, click on the "Donate" button to the left.

Thank You! 

VA Burn Law Restrictions in Effect From 15 February Through 30 April

Member Mark Plumb, February 11

Burning is restricted from 15 February – 30 April each year due to county and state laws. No open burning is permitted until after 4PM during this time. No additional materials may be added to the fire after midnight.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Mark Plumb, January 04

Hmmm. 69 degrees on 4 January. Based on the 14 meteorological seasons of Hampton Roads, VA, it looks like we're in Second Spring!... (Full Story & Photos)

Bike Safety

Member Mark Plumb, January 03

As the weather becomes more spring-like, you may consider using your bike on our region's many bike trails as part of your fitness routine for the new year. If you decide to go biking, it's essential to follow all relevant regulations and make sure that you have the proper safety gear.
Always wear a bike helmet, bright clothes, and have reflectors on your bike so people can see you. Have fun!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Mark Plumb, December 30

Please don't neglect your "live" tree. A dry Christmas tree is a dangerous Christmas tree!... (Full Story & Photos)

Safe Handling of Home Hazardous Materials

Member Mark Plumb, November 01

It is important for you to know the steps you can take to keep yourself and your families safe from accidents related to home hazardous materials.

Used and “dead” batteries can remain a fire hazard. Place tape over battery terminals before disposal or recycling.
Replace batteries if they get wet or damaged.
Keep lithium batteries in a cool dry place.
Only use lithium ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Mark Plumb, October 26

* Your risk of dying in a home fire is greater as you get older.

* Discuss your fire escape plan with family and neighbors. Contact your building manager or the James City-Bruton VFD to discuss your plan if you need extra help escaping.

* If you use a walker or wheelchair, check all exits to be sure that you can go through the doorways.

* If you can’t hear your smoke alarm, consider getting one ... (Full Story & Photos)

Emergency Preparedness

Administrator, September 10

With peak hurricane season approaching, extreme heat out West, and communities around the country ravaged by flood events this summer, now is always the right time to prepare.
Three actions include preparing how you would communicate after a storm, how to assemble your emergency items, planning your emergency meeting places, and helping your neighbors.

... (Full Story & Photos)

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Administrator, August 29

With storm systems percolating in the Atlantic and peak hurricane season approaching, it's time to brush up on the differences between a National Weather Service watch and a NWS warning.... (Full Story & Photos)


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