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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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Captain, Captain 2

Member Since May, 1990

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  • MVC near Caroline line

    11/30/2015 7:22 am At approximately 7:30pm TEVFD was dispatched to Tidewater Trail (17N)near Supply road for an overturned...
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  • Early morning traffic snarl

    11/19/2015 10:33 am TEVFD responds to a motor vehicle crash on 360 at the Kino Rd intersection near...
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  • Evening commute halted at Center Cross

    11/18/2015 9:57 pm TEVFD responded to a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Howertons...
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  • MVC in Dunnsville

    11/11/2015 9:04 pm TEVFD Responded to a MVC in Dunnsville at the intersection of Johnsville and Tidewater Trail....
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Center Cross MVC

Center Cross MVC

11/18/2015 9:47 pm 11-18-15 MVC @ Center Cross

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  • Back to School Event

    Aug 13, 2023

    Back to School Event for Public Johnna Chanel

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  • Street Dance Downtown

    May 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

    2023 Street Dance

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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.