Serving the lake community since 1975, the 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 nine 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.