LAKEVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Lakeville Fire Department was founded in 1884 as a volunteer organization when Lakeville was a village. The fire department served its community from one fire station. Firefighters were alerted for calls by a bell located in the bell tower in the station; the bell is now housed at Station 1 and is used on special occasions. That station still exists in downtown Lakeville.
Today, Lakeville Fire Department consists of 4 stations that are staffed by 84 paid per call firefighters. They are a dedicated group whose mission is to serve the community they live in. Part of the department’s mission statement is to provide public safety education. Our firefighters do that in a variety of ways such as educating in school classrooms during Fire Prevention month and at our Fire Prevention Open House, at station tours and during Night to Unite gatherings.
They respond to all hazard incidents in and around their community. All firefighters are trained to handle a wide variety of incidents beyond just fires. Their training is no different than that of a fulltime department. The Lakeville Fire Department, like any other agency, is challenged by the increased demands for service with limited resources. Your assistance in providing items that are not budgeted will benefit our community and the firefighters that serve you.
Those items are:
- Fire Prevention Event Materials i.e. balloons, children coloring books
- “FireStop” and fire extinguishers for low income buildings
- Smoke/CO detectors for homes that are found with no working detectors
- Masimo Rad – 57 Pulse Co- Oximeter (Long Term Funding)