1920 - The Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department was founded, with a hand cart with 2 chemical tanks mounted on it.

1921 - Lakeville Fire Department was incorporated. The hand cart were mounted on a Model T 1923 - a rotary pump is mounted on a 1921 Packard Chassis. The V-12 engine of the Packard made this Pumper the equal of many small modern unit.

1939 - The Packard is replaced by a 500 GPM Chevrolet combination Pumper, Hose, Tanker.

1948 - The 1939 Chevrolet is replaced by a new 500 GPM Pumper with a 500 gallon booster tank.

1949 - Ladies Auxiliary formed.

1951 - The present day fire house is built.

1952 - Emergency truck is leased from the Livingston County Sheriffs Department and completely equipped as a Rescue Truck.

1953 - Introduction of Fire Police.

1955 - A John Bean High Presser Fog, Volume Unit, mounted on an International truck.

1956 - First fund drive letter sent to residents. All units equipped with two-way radios.

1963 - A John Bean High Pressure Fog, Volume Unit, 1000 gallon tank, mounted on a Ford Chassis.

1965 - First Woman Firefighter joins possible 1st in the nation. Purchased a 1961 Rescue Truck.

1968 - Purchased nine acres on Stone Hill Rd.

1971 - Training Grounds Facility completed.

1976 - New Generator Truck put into service

1983 - New Ford Pumper put into service.

1985 - New dry-suits for Water Rescue and New Pierce Pumper purchased.

1989 - New Pierce Engine put into service.

1995 - New Rescue Truck put into service.

1997 - Went to Northern NY to help with the Ice Storm.

2000 - Explorer Post 4103 formed.

2001 - Fire house expanded (2 bays, Ready Room, Communication Room). 9-11 "Twin Towers" Incident.

2002 - New Pierce Pumper put into service. Went to New York City for the Firefighter's Memorial Service.

2003 - Went to Baltimore, Maryland to be an Extra Cast member in "Ladder 49."

2006 - Added automatic "text message" Rip-n-Run capabilities to improve emergency response.


  • Migrated from three pumpers down to two main apparatus while improving our ability to respond to emergencies.
  • Improved our "ISO" rating, which reduces property insurance costs for our entire community.
  • LVFD is now in the top 10% of fire departments in the US!
  • Placed new rescue pumper E-215 into service.
  • Upgraded B-210 outboard motor to new 35 HP Mercury outboard.
  • Upgraded Training Grounds facility with complete new audio/video infrastructure for classroom training.
  • Added several new buildings to our Training Grounds facility, including a new vehicle extrication pad, "Mask Confidence" building and roof simulator. These significantly improve the ability to train our volunteers, and we also invite other departments to use our new capabilities!
  • Adopted our "2015 Strategic Plan," which will help guide us to meet the evolving needs of our community and improve emergency response while maintaining fiscal responsibility well into the future.


  • Several projects to improve our Training Grounds facility, including new entranceways and adding air conditioning.
  • New firehouse renovation project to improve the usage of our facilities and better meet the needs of our community for the foreseeable future.
  • Adding a new building to the Training Grounds facility to store equipment and allow improvements in efficient usage of firehouse facilities.
  • Complete renovation to Web site to improve communications with the community.