Recent Calls
Thu. Apr 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...
Sun. Apr 22nd 2018
Dispatched for a brush fire near Lands End Road, Moneta. Searched shoreline while repsonding land units searched area. Nothing found.
Tue. Apr 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 ...
Mon. Apr 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...
Tue. Apr 3rd 2018
Dispatched for a report of possible HAZMAT floating on the surface of the water in the area of the Virginia Inland Sailing Association between marker R11 and R11A. After an extensive search nothing w...
News Headlines
Sun. Mar 14th 2021
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Sun. Mar 14th 2021
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Sat. Mar 13th 2021
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Wed. Oct 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 Fi...
News
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.

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