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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Wed. Aug 9th 2017
WSLS 10 - SML first responders use new tool to protect themselves from electric shock

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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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About Us



Serving the lake community since 1975the Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue Department is an all volunteer organization.  Our dedicated volunteers responds to hundreds of calls a year, including structure and boat fires, water craft collisions, medical emergencies and boaters in distress.

With a fleet of eight specially equipped boats located around the lake, the department is responsible for all fire, rescue and emergeny medical services on the 20,600 acre lake. Our crews respond to all calls within 1,000 feet of the lake's 540 miles of shoreline.  We also provide critical support services to our land-based counterparts in Bedford County, Franklin County and Pittsylvania County.  

We are always intersted in speaking with citizens who wish to serve their community. So, if you are interested in becoming a firefighter or an emergency medical technician and enjoy being on the water; please contact us.



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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7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Jan4 27
Nov14 117

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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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