Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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
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
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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Call history
131 entries in the Call history
Sunday, July 15th, 2012
At approximately 4:45pm Fireboats were dispatched to a possible incident involving two persons in a canoe that had capsized at C-2 within Cradic Creek. Fireboats 11-6 and 11-5 responded. No overtuned canoe was found, but after speaking with serveral neighbors the canoe was found on shore and the o...
Friday, July 6th, 2012
As the 4th of July normally begins with a great many fireworks, so has the number of calls for the first week of July has begun for the Smith Mountain Lake Marine Fire Rescue Department. Following the,"storm of the century" that struck the area on Friday night, June 29th; the lake depart...
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Following the storm of the century that came through the Smith Mountain Lake area on Friday evening June 29th, the Smith Mountain Lake Fire/Rescue Department had another busy week-end with a total of six calls.
Friday, June 29th, 2012
On Friday, June 27th, rescue units were dispatched to a report of a missing child in the Penhook community of Franklin county. Game Wardens, Franklin County Rescue units, Franklin county Sheriffs department, State Police and Fireboats responded.
Monday, June 25th, 2012
On Monday, June 25th at approximately 6:00am a call came into Franklin County dispatch for a reported dock fire at R61 on the Roanoke river.Fireboats and Hardy Fire were dispatched. Fireboats 11-8, 6 and 5 responded.
Sunday, June 17th, 2012
They say that calls come in sets of three, Well, Father's Day started out with a navigational hazard handled by Fireboat 11-5, then a reported boat fire came in around channel marker C-6. Which was handled by Fireboat 11-2 and 11-6, no fire was found just an overheated engine.
Saturday, June 16th, 2012
On Saturday, June 16th around 12:00 hours a gentlemen was found floating in the water in a cove within Betty's Creek. Franklin County Med 15 along with Scruggs Rescue responded with Fireboat 11-6 and 11-8.
Sunday, May 27th, 2012
So far we have had a safe Memorial day week-end. One reported boat fire, one assist to Cool Branch Rescue, one assist to Cool Branch Fire on a dumster fire and one assist to a boater who lost his engine.
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
On Sunday, May 20th, at approximately 20:40 hours, fireboats were dispatched to there fifth call of the day. Fireboat 11-5 was dispatched along with Franklin Company 10 for a smoke investigation in the area of G-10 in the Gills Creek subdivision.
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
While on stand-by in quarters, Fireboat 11-5 was dispatched to a fire alarm at Palmer's Marina in the Bull Run part of the lake. Upon arrival, Chief Tawes assumed command . Cool Branch Fire Deprtment from Pittslvania county arrived and assisted in the investigation.
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
During the boating accident investigation, fireboat came upon a jet ski that had a malfuction and was taking on water. Deputy Chief Al Busch and his crew removed the two ccupants and assisted them in getting their jet ski to the state ramp behind Waterwheel marina .
131 entries in the Call history

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