Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department
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The Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1974, by community members, to serve the Lake Monticello community. At that time the department consisted of a handful of members and two pieces of apparatus, a 1977 Pierce mini - pumper with a 500 GPM pump and 250 gallons of water, the department also had an American Lafrance engine (Specs and manufacturing date unknown).
The original fire station that housed the two units was located at the lakes “marina” facility. The original building was and still is located at 962 Jefferson Drive. Today the department has grown to over 40 members that consist of many certified firefighters. The department also has many members who hold various levels of EMS certifications. In approximately 1990, the fire department and rescue squad moved into a new facility sitting on donated land just outside the communities Slice Gate. Today the department operates out of that building at 10 Slice Road. This building housed Fire, Rescue, and Water rescue until 2005, when a new building was completed. The new building across from the Fire Station now houses our Rescue Squad and Water Rescue Team.
Today the department’s fleet consists of two engines, a tanker, a truck company, a brush truck and a command vehicle. Our fire department currently operates the only aerial ladder in Fluvanna County. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of its membership, the fire department has been able to obtain grants for equipment and apparatus. The County of Fluvanna is also extremely helpful in assisting with the funding of not only our apparatus and equipment but also our operational funds. However, the organization still depends heavily on donations from the members and businesses of the community.
Our department is part of an emergency services system in Fluvanna County that provides 100% volunteer Fire, EMS, and Water Rescue coverage to the citizens and community’s in Fluvanna County.