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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 February, 2012

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  • Brays Fork Accident

    07/25/2015 6:25 am An early morning crash at Brays Fork sent 4 people to the hospital. Rescue 1...
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  • Vehicle Fire near Millers Tavern

    07/14/2015 8:17 pm TEVFD responds to a vehicle fire on 360 near St. Paul's church at the intersection...
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  • Walnut Shade Rd MVC

    07/14/2015 8:10 pm Shortly after 1pm, TEVFD responded to Walnut Shade Rd for a MVC overturned with occupants...
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  • MVC on Dunnbrooke Rd

    06/23/2015 6:32 am TEVFD working an overturned vehicle on Dunnbrooke Rd near the 360 end. Single vehicle accident...
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Brays Fork Wreckage

Brays Fork Wreckage

07/25/2015 6:32 am Early morning crash at Brays Fork sends 4 to the hospital

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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.