Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire and Rescue
The Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. is a not for profit 501(c)3 corporation that provides emergency services to the Lake Monticello area and Fluvanna County. It consists of three operational units, Fire, Rescue, and Water Rescue as well as one support unit, the Auxiliary.
The purposes for which the corporation is formed are to engage in fire suppression, to provide rescue services, including water rescue, and such other public emergency services as may be determined pursuant to the Bylaws of the Corporation to the citizens of Fluvanna county and to enter into agreements of mutual assistance with similar public emergency service organizations for the provisions of such services within Fluvanna County and surrounding areas.
Divisions of the CorporationLake Monticello Volunteer Fire and Rescue Inc. is an umbrella corporation which oversees and performs the official business of the four (4) primary divisions of the organization. Each of these divisions provides a different service to our community. All Organization-wide decisions are made through the Board of Directors (BOD).
Division of Fire Services (Fire Department):The Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department provides 24/7/365 on-call service to Lake Monticello, and Surrounding Fluvanna County. It is staffed with released, active firefighters, who have successfully completed the NFPA programs under Virginia State Curriculum for Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Haz-Mat Awareness. The Fire Department is a five apparatus company, with Two Engines, One Ladder Truck, One Tanker, and One Brush Truck. They also have a Command Car, which is used for administrative purposes. More information about the Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department can be found on the Fire Department Tab, at the top of the page.
Division of Emergency Medical Services (Rescue Squad):The Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad provides 24/7/365 service to Lake Monticello, and is under Mutual Aid contract with surrounding Fluvanna County, and acts as First Due unit for the county during the weekdays (0600-1800). There are over 80 certified EMS personnel who have completed the U.S. DOT requirements for certification as a Emergency Medical Technician - Basic. They operate in one of 12 shifts, with rotating Saturday shifts. The Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad is an Accredited Advanced Life Support Agency with VAVRS and OEMS. They operate under the Thomas Jefferson EMS Council (TJEMS), and provide excellent and progressively advancing patient care.
Division of Water Rescue Services (Water Rescue Team):The Lake Monticello Water Rescue Team provides 24/7/365 on-call service to Fluvanna County, and the surrounding region, including several neighboring counties, for rescue calls of a water related nature. The water rescue team has 30+ active members, and many associate members, and have several specialists in the areas of dive rescue, swift water rescue, boat operations, and technical rope rescue. They are a very active unit, with bi-monthly training, and several dozen calls to service each year.
Auxiliary:The Auxiliary is the fund raising and support arm of Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. Membership is composed of any resident of Fluvanna County who desires to assist and support LMVFD&RS, Inc. All members are expected to sign up for participation in some activity, committee or office.