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. 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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Dock Check-Stray Voltage

Dock Check Request – Stray Voltage in the Water

Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue is offering a free dock check to lake residents.  If you would like us check the water around your dock for stray voltage, complete the form below and someone will contact you to schedule the dock check.

Due to the overwhelming response for dock checks it is taking a long time for us to get them all done.  We are committed to getting your dock check done and will contact you as soon as possible.  We apologize for taking so long getting to your dock.

Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) is a drowning that occurs as a result of the person coming into contact with stray voltage flowing through the water.  There are a number of ways electrical current finds its way into the water.  Some of the more common are improperly wired electrical services to boat docks, frayed wires coming into contact with the water and improperly wired or poorly grounded boat lifts.

For more on ESD and preventative tips, check the community interest sections of our Links and Files pages.



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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
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The Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association is a 501(c) nonprofit organization devoted to saving the lives of those who frequent our recreational waters. We invite you to browse our website to learn how to protect your family from the danger of El...