Ladysmith Volunteer Fire Company (LVFC) proudly protects 110 square miles of western Caroline County (2000 population estimated between 8,000 and 9,000) including 16 miles of Interstate 95 and several primary roads. LVFC is an all volunteer agency consisting of 45 members. LVFC also responds to automatic aid assignments in two surrounding counties as well as routine assistance to other county Fire/EMS agencies.
In a effort to reduce response time, LVFC personnel staff the station 5 nights a week from 1800 to 0700. Apparatus maintenance, training and / or other traditional house duties are completed, call load permitting, during this time.
In addition to traditional fire protection, LVFC also serves as one of five county EMS first responder fire departments responding to high priority / life threatening EMS incidents. Additionally, LVFC also sponsors the county Hazmat and Dive teams. The Dive Team consists of personnel from various county Fire/EMS agencies that respond to water rescue / recovery incidents. The Hazmat Team also consists of personnel from various county Fire/EMS agencies that are trained to operations level response. Due to the proximity to Interstate 95 and several truck stops, the county Hazmat trailer is also stationed at LVFC.
Our Mission…. “To protect life, property and the environment by providing exceptional emergency services through public education and response by members trained and equipped to ensure their safety as our most important asset”