The Lakeville Fire Department was formed in 1884 as a volunteer organizatiuon to provide fire protection for the Village of Lakeville and the surrounding area. Today, the City of Lakeville and the surrounding area continues to be served and protected by members of the Fire Department, which is still a volunteer organization. The duties of the department continue to expand and evolve as the City of Lakeville continues to grow. In addition to providing fire protection, members of the department also respond to a variety of calls including accidents, medicals and alarms. The Fire Department responded to 762 calls in 2003 and 849 in 2004.