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Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue
P.O. Box 41100
Fredericksburg, VA  22404

Kevin Dillard 540-752-0137


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It is with great pride that I welcome you to the official website of the Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.  It is my hope that you, our community, get a chance to see the best of the Spotsylvania County Fire and Rescue Service through the eyes of our 145 dedicated volunteers.  Throughout the past 60 years these men and women have given so unselfishly for their neighbors in our community and are always ready to serve.  For this they remain one of the best fire and rescue organizations in the state.

The Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department provides fire and rescue protection for over 40 square miles encompassing the Route 3 corridor as well as the Five Mile Fork and Chancellorsville Battlefield areas, Salem Fields, Holleybrooke, Smoke Tree and The Timbers.  We operate one fire house and two rescue stations.  Last year we responded to an average of 4,500 calls.

We are always looking for men and women who want to make a difference in the community by volunteering.  Chancellor Volunteer Fire Department will provide all the equipment and training necessary.  For more information go to the recruitment icon and follow the steps or call 540-548-HERO.

We hope you enjoy our website and get a better picture of us, your community, and what you can do to keep your family safe. On behalf of Assistant Chiefs Fred, Bob, Tony, Charlie and Kevin, as well as the proud men and women of this department, I thank you for visiting our website and hope you will visit again soon.

Thank you,

John "JR" Richter


News Headlines
Kidde Smoke and CO Alarms RECALL
Sat. Sep 20th 2014
Kidde, a popular manufacturer of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and CO alarms, has recently issued a voluntary recall on several of their products. It involves Kidde residential smoke alarms with model number i12010S manufactured between Dec. 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and combinat...

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CONGRATULATIONS Competition Team for winning the prestigious J.W. Ludwig Sportsmanship Award!!
Tue. Aug 19th 2014
Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue sent 17 members to the 128th Annual Virginia State Firefighters Association Convention and Competition.  Chancellor's Competition Team members competed in all 8 events as well as the Fire Truck Rodeo and they did NOT come home empty handed! For those who ha...

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Reminder to Members - Beneficiary Forms
Sun. Aug 3rd 2014
Many individuals file a designation of beneficiary form and then never think about it again.  However, it is a good practice to periodically take the time to review these forms, especially when you have a significant change in your life such as a marriage, birth of child, or a divorce. These ty...

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Insurance Provider Update for Members
Sun. Aug 3rd 2014
On July 1, 2014 Spotsylvania County's accident/injury and sickness insurance switched to VFIS.  Please discard any forms from Hartford Insurance.Information about the plan and a copy of the new claims form have been added on the members' side of the website unde...

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CVFR Mourns Passing of Chief Oesterheld
Sun. Jul 20th 2014
All members of Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue extend our condolences to the family and friends of Chief Oesterheld.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Thomas W. Oesterheld, 75, faithful husband, loving father, longtime Fire Chief and loyal friend passed away Saturday, July 19, 20...

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If you have have any questions, please contact 

Membership Committee 

Infectious Control

Meredith A. Howdyshell

Infectious Control Officer


Work Phone: 703-907-0220


Home Phone:540 785-4203


Cell Phone: 540 842-5656

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