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The challenges are real. So are the rewards. Ride with us. Then join us.

The Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department is an all-volunteer force of first responders to emergencies involving firefighting, fire suppression, emergency medical care, specialized rescue, motor vehicle accidents, marine rescue, residential and commercial fires, brush fires, and hazardous material response.

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Member Since March, 1978

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  • MVC creates delays on 17

    05/22/2015 8:17 am TEVFD responded to an overturned straight box truck this morning on route 17 near Boston...
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  • Town Hall Meeting

    05/20/2015 8:40 am TEVFD Invites you to attend a Town Hall meeting this Thursday at 6:30pm at the...
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  • Sunday Winter Weather makes Icy commute

    03/01/2015 3:36 pm TEVFD has been busy all morning with vehicle accidents along 360 & 17. Icy conditions...
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  • MVC @ Rayzway (M&L)

    08/31/2014 9:30 am TEVFD responds to overturned vehicle on 17 (Tidewater Trail) with report of entrapment. Upon arrival,...
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1st Annual Clay Shoot

1st Annual Clay Shoot

04/11/2015 5:02 pm 1st annual Clay shoot

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Our Department

Proudly serving since 1920

Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department is an entirely volunteer operated agency, serving Essex County and the town of Tappahannock, Virginia. We serve our community from three stations, located in the north, south, and central parts of our county.

Our department provides fire suppression, fire prevention programs, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, Emergency Medical Services assist, and disaster response.

Our People

Over 50 strong and growing

Our 50 plus members are a well dedicated and trained group that takes great pride in the services we provide. A large majority of our members are Commonwealth of Virginia certified in many areas including Firefighter I and II; Haz-Mat Awareness and Operations; Driver/operator; Vehicle Extrication; and First Responder.