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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WSET 13 - Bedford, Forest to draw water source from Smith Mountain Lake
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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EDFORD, Va. (WSET) -- Smith Mountain Lake will soon be a main source of water for thousands of more homes. Water Authority representatives tell ABC13 that choosing Smith Mountain Lake was part of a bigger picture plan to have a reliable source of water for the next 60 years. Right now, the lake serves residents in the immediate area as well as those in Franklin County. But, starting in a week, that service will expand to residents in Bedford who currently rely on the Stoney Creek Reservoir. Residents in Forest can expect to receive water from the lake in May.

The amount pumped out will start at 100,000 gallons a day and eventually increase over time to become the main source of Bedford's water. "It's a very reliable, clean water source that's not too difficult to treat and it's just something that's a very great aspect we have in our area," said Megan Aubrey with Bedford Regional Water Authority. Aubrey says in the long run, the plan is to save customers money because it costs a lot less to tap into a locally-owned source instead of purchasing water. She says part of Bedford reverting from a city to a town required a back-up water source. Charles Kolakowski describes the reversion process as one that needed to work for both the city, at the time, and the county. He says while there have been bumps in the road, they have been able to accomplish what they wanted to. He says it's had a positive outcome for business and has helped boost education services like the new middle school.

"It's given us the flexibility to look how we deliver certain services and decide whether, 'Okay, well this particular aspect isn't working out, maybe we can do it in a different fashion.' So, it certainly didn't solve all of the issues but it never was meant to," said Charles Kolakowski, the Bedford Town Manager. He says he credits the former Bedford City Council and Board of Supervisors for having a vision and recognizing that reversion was the best way forward for all.

ABC13 is told the lake water will not contain any fluoride

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For the complete story visit WDBJ7.com or copy and paste this linkhttps://www.wdbj7.com/2021/12/15/construction-underway-sml-marina-firerescue-station/ By Brittany MorganPublished: Dec. 15, 2021 at 3:56 PM EST SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Va.
For the complete story visit wset.com or copy and paste this link into your browser https://wset.com/news/local/crews-thankful-for-safety-of-6-people-after-boat-catches-fire-sinks-on-smlCrews thankful for safety of 6 people after boat catches fire, sinks on SMLSMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Va.
For the complete story visit WDBJ7.com or copy and paste this link into your browser https://www.wdbj7.com/2021/03/14/smith-mountain-lake-marine-volunteer-fire-department-helps-save-boat-fire-from-spreading/Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Department stops boat fire from spreading By Lindsa...
For the complete story visit wsls.com or copy and paste this link into your browser https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2021/03/13/crews-responded-to-boat-fire-at-smith-mountain-lake/Crews responded to boat fire at Smith Mountain LakeIt’s not clear what started the fireFRANKLIN COUNTY, Va, –...
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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For the complete story visit WDBJ7 or copy and paste this link into your favorite browserhttps://www.wdbj7.com/video/2020/10/21/money-clip-returned/ A member of Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue emergency response dive team recovered a residents money clip that was accidently dropped ...
For the complete story visit WFXR or copy and paste this link into your browser https://www.virginiafirst.com/news/local-news/volunteers-making-sure-swimmers-and-boaters-are-safe-at-smith-mountain-lake/2032622566
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(Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, June 8, 2018, UPDATED: June 11, 2018) Last fall Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue began offering lake residents a free check for stray voltage in and around their docks.
For the complete story visit wdbj7.com or copy and paste this link into your browser:http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Bedford-Regional-Water-Authority-issues-water-shortage-alert-467917773.html Bedford Regional Water Authority issues water shortage alertBy Tim Saunders | Posted: Wed 4:19 PM, Jan 03...
Stray voltage found around lake docksBy Jason Dunovant | jason.dunovant@ smithmountainlaker.com | 721-4675 (ext. 407) Oct 6, 2017Shock drowning is a real concern for Neil Harrington. As a diver with the Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department, he makes sure to check for any poss...
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Fire department funding station through membershipBy Jason Dunovant | jason.dunovant@smithmountainlaker.com | 721-4675 (ext. 407) Sep 25, 2017The Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department has kicked off a new fundraising campaign that will pay for a new firehouse with construction...
For the complete story visit wsls.com or copy and paste the following link into your browser:https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/franklin/sml-first-responders-use-new-tool-to-protect-themselves-from-electric-shock MONETA, Va.
For the complete story visit wsls.com of paste this link into your browserhttp://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/franklin/family-thanking-first-responders-on-smith-mountain-lake-for-rescuing-man-with-serious-back-injuryFamily thanks Smith Mountain Lake first responders for rescuing manJohn LaTorre was ru...
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Fourth of July weekend a busy time for marine fire departmentBy Alissa Smith | The (Lynchburg) News & Advance Jul 5, 2017Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire/Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Jason Halm pulled back on the throttle of the company fireboat as he neared a clear area of the lake.The...
Man saved by SML Marine Volunteer Fire/Rescue DepartmentLaker Weekly Jul 25, 2017The Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department assisted a man who was severely injured after falling from his boat and into water on July 12.John LaTorre, 42, fell from a water slide on a houseboat ont...
For the complete story visit wdbj7.com or paste this link into your browserhttp://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Fire-department-one-step-closer-to-getting-station-in-Franklin-county-422672214.htmlFRANKLIN CO., Va.
For the complete story visit wset.com or copy and paste this link into your browserhttp://wset.com/news/local/bedford-forest-to-draw-water-source-from-smith-mountain-lake EDFORD, Va. (WSET) -- Smith Mountain Lake will soon be a main source of water for thousands of more homes.
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For the complete story visit wsls.com or copy and paste this link into your browser:http://wsls.com/2017/03/13/vehicle-drives-into-smith-mountain-lake/BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS 10) – Bedford County first responders were dispatched to Smith Mountain Lake Monday after receiving a call about a car in ...
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