TLAC is collecting data regarding the impact of wake incidents and issues caused by various boating activities on Smith Mountain Lake. If you would like to provide information regarding a specific experience that might be helpful in our research, please complete the Boating Incident Form.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is the premier non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace.
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 Electric Shock Drowning. Awareness is the first step to preventing such a tragedy from occurring to your family and friends. Our mission is to save lives, and our objectives are listed below:
1) To prevent injuries and loss of life due to Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) and water-related electrocutions.
2) To promote the understanding of the mechanisms of Electric Shock Drowning so individuals know how this happens.
3) To recognize and spread awareness to high risk areas.
4) To provide a resource for the investigation of all drownings of a suspicious nature so that Electric Shock Drownings are properly identified.
5) To identify prevention measures for Electric Shock Drowning using American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), National Fire Protection Association, and National Electrical (NEC) standards, and other existing technology.
6) To enlist you to help in a nationwide effort to prevent these tragedies from occurring.
Contact Vest Sales & Service
Attn: Rodney Vest
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 within 45 seconds.
Unfortunately the driver of the tractor trailer died at the scene.
The BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is the only FREE Online Boating Safety Course approved by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Defective Kidde Fire Extinguishers
This Kidde fire extinguisher recall affects many models that are popular for use on boats and personal watercraft. After going to the recall website and checking the lists to see if your model is affected, you'll be asked to enter your contact information in a form.
From there, you'll go to a webpage that asks you to enter information about your fire extinguisher. Click on the blue "Add your Product" button on the right side of the page.
At the Model & Color field, click on the magnifying glass to begin a search for your model. The lists of models affected also have photos showing where model numbers, serial numbers, and date codes are found on the fire extinguisher itself.
It's a simple process that only takes a few minutes.
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 address with a reference to the nearest channel marker. When we get close, we look for these signs to guide us to the correct residence.
The signs cost $30.00 and the Rotary Club members will install them on your dock for an additional $20.00; for $50.00 you can have a sign ordered and installed. Here is the link to order your sign http://www.smlrotary.com/fundraising/dock-signs/
This is a great service to the Lake.
Introduction to the Air Trailer
Detect stray voltage in the water.
View the current lake levels
AEP site for reporting debris in the lake
AEP site to report issues with NAVAIDS
Weather, water height and water temps.
Application to volunteer with Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue. This link takes you to the Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue