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
Wed. Jan 3rd 2018
WDBJ7 - Bedford Regional Water Authority issues water shortage alert

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Fri. Oct 6th 2017
Laker Weekly - Stray voltage found around lake docks

Stray voltage found around lake docksBy Jason Dunovant | jason.dunovant@ | 721-4675 (ext. 407)  O...

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Mon. Sep 25th 2017
Laker Weekly - Fire department funding station through membership

Fire department funding station through membershipBy Jason Dunovant | | 721-4675 (ext. ...

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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.


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Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire/Rescue
PO Box 899
Hardy, VA 24101
Non-Emergency: 540-721-5585
Emergency: 911
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