Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Dispatched for a report of a vessel adrift in the main channel between R22 and R24. Found a 2014 Supra with the boat cover in place, unoccupied and sitting against the rocks near R21A. Took the vess...
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
Dispatched for a brush fire near Lands End Road, Moneta. Searched shoreline while repsonding land units searched area. Nothing found.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Members from Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue (SMLMVFR) responded to a rekindle of the Franklin County Oak Park Drive residential structure fire. SMLMVFR worked with units from Glade ...
Monday, April 9th, 2018
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Members from Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue (SMLMVFR) responded to a residential structure fire on Oak Park Drive in Franklin County. SMLMVFR established a backup water supply and w...
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Dive Team

Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue

Emergency Response Divers

Welcome to the Smith Mountain Lake Emergency Response Dive (ERD) team page.  The mission of Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue ERD is to provide search and recovery operations involving victims, evidence, and personal property on Smith Mountain Lake and surrounding areas as needed.  All of our divers are highly trained dive professionals focused on diving safety.  Smith Mountain Lake is a challenging and dangerous environment to conduct diving operations.  Visibility is often zero and there are a number of snags (trees, shrubs, debris) in the lake.  To stay proficient, our divers train in this environment often. 

 

      

All ERD divers are volunteers and our equipment maintenance and purchases are funded by the generosity of our Smith Mountain Lake community.  If you would like us to recover some personal property or survey an underwater area, you can email request@smlmfr.com and someone will get back o you.  We only ask that you make a generous donation to the Department to offset our expenses.  

 

 
 

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