Recent Calls
Wed. Jul 19th 2017
Structure Fire - Mill Iron Road

Members from Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue responded to a support request from units working a structure f...

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Wed. Jul 19th 2017
Public Service Request - Hearing Aid Recovery

Fireboat 11-6 responded to a request from a visitor to Smith Mountan Lake to recover a very expensive hearing aid from the bo...

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Tue. Jul 18th 2017
Injury Accident Near C6

Company 11 was dispatched for an injury accident near C6.  A wake boarder was complaining about head pain after a fall w...

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News Headlines
Tue. Jul 18th 2017
WSLS 10 - Family thanks Smith Mountain Lake first responders for rescuing man

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Tue. May 16th 2017
WDBJ7 - Fire department one step closer to getting station in Franklin County

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Tue. Mar 14th 2017
WSET 13 - Bedford, Forest to draw water source from Smith Mountain Lake

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Welcome to the Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue Department's website.  Our Mission is to provide the highest level of emergency service possible, treating all people with compassion, dignity, respect and tolerance.  Services include, but are not limited to, fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical service, and water safety activities.  We serve residents and visitors alike, on and around Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania Counties. Serving the Smith Mountain Lake community since 1975, dedicated volunteers respond to emergency calls for service year-round.  With a fleet of eight specially designed and equipped fireboats strategically located, the department responds to all fire, rescue and medical emergency requests on the 20,600 acre lake and within a thousand feet of the lake's 540 miles of shoreline.

We are an all-volunteer organization and are always looking for new members.  If you would like to volunteer, check out our Recruitment information block on this page.  As an all-volunteer organization we rely on the community for financial support.  If you would like to donate, check out the Donate tab on this page.

Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue maintains an Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating of 6.  Check with your homeowner’s insurance provider to insure you are taking advantage of all discounts available from an ISO 6 rating.



The Smith Mountain Lake Marine Fire/Rescue is actively seeking new members.  Members can be firefighters, EMT's or simply someone that wants to help the  community.  If you feel that you have that calling to help others, that is the person we would like to speak with.  Please drop us a note on this page or submit an application at Bedford County Department of Fire and Rescue.


Upcoming Events
Every 1st Saturday
8:00am - 12:00pm
Every 2nd Tuesday
Every 1st Wednesday
8:00am - 10:00am
Thu. Sep 21st 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat. Sep 23rd 2017 to Sun. Sep 24th 2017
Sat. Oct 7th 2017
9:00am - 11:00am
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Contact Information
Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire/Rescue
PO Box 899
Hardy, VA 24101
Non-Emergency: 540-721-5585
Emergency: 911
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On November 10, 2016 a tractor trailer veered off Route 122 into an unoccupied structure in Bedford County and burst into flames. After trying to suppress the blaze with water, responding units added F-500 at 2%. Watch the blaze initially flare then die...