Recent Calls
Wed. Jun 21st 2017
Residential Fire Alarm - Spring Drive

Arriving at the same time as Wagon 10 from Saunders Volunteer Fire Department, crews from Smith Mountain Lake Marine Voluntee...

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Sun. Jun 18th 2017
Boating Accident at Rabbit Island R11

Fireboats 11-6 and 11-8 responded to an E911 call for a boating accident at Rabbit Island near marker R-11.  Arriving on...

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Wed. Jun 7th 2017
CO Alarm - Bluebird Court

Fireboat 11-5 responded to a report of a carbon monoxide alarm at a residence on Bluebird Court in Huddleston.  Members ...

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News Headlines
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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Mon. Mar 13th 2017
WSLS 10 - Vehicle drives into 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.




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 2nd Tuesday
Every 1st Tuesday
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Every 1st Saturday
8:00am - 12:00pm
Sat. Jul 8th 2017
9:00am - 11:00am
Fri. Jul 14th 2017 to Sun. Jul 16th 2017
Sat. Aug 5th 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
Introduction to the Air Trailer
The Rotary Club of SML makes street address signs for lake docks. The Rotary Club of SML orders and installs street address signs on docks. This is a HUGE help to Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue. We are dispatched by street add...