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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WDBJ7 - Fire department one step closer to getting station in Franklin County
Tue. May 16th 2017

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FRANKLIN CO., Va. (WDBJ7) A hometown fire department moves one step closer to getting their first fire station more than 40 years after they started serving the community.

The Franklin County Board of Supervisors made the unanimous decision to rezone land for Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

This decision comes nine years after the firefighters first floated the idea.

"It's going to afford our members a place to call home finally. We were initially started in 1975 and we been operating out of seven boat houses all throughout the lake and we've never had a place to call home," said Jason Halm, assistant fire chief.

The 43 volunteer firefighters respond to more than 250 calls a year. Having a physical address will also open them up for federal funding.

The grant system changed in 2014, no longer accepting PO Boxes for mailing addresses.

Halm says he's not sure exactly how much the station will cost, but says they have some money set aside to build some day.

Recruitment

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.

Remember, "MANY HANDS, MAKE LIGHT WORK"!  

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2017 Call Volume
 FireEMSPublic ServiceFalse Alarms
Jan4 27
Feb9146
Mar14313
Apr8111
May61125
Jun19356
Jul23647
Aug16236
Sep33191
Oct62153
Nov14 117
Dec    
Total122227752

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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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