Lanesborough Fire is an all-volunteer department, consisting of a Chief, 3 Deputies, 6 Officers, and 31 firefighters; 10 of whom are EMTs. These people – perhaps even your neighbors – are members of the dedicated team known as the Lanesborough Fire Department. Each one of them is a volunteer. They sacrifice their time, sometimes more, for you and the community.
24 hours a day, seven days a week, this Fire/EMS/ Rescue team is on call to provide their service to this community.
Lanesborough is one of the largest towns of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, bordering Pittsfield, Dalton, Cheshire, New Ashford, and Hancock. Our responsibilities include all Fire and EMS related calls for service throughout town, fire prevention and fire safety education. LVFD also provides mutual aid to Pittsfield and surrounding communities as well as throughout the State of Massachusetts. The department is very proud to operate and support a Massachusetts licensed ambulance. The Berkshire Mall is an 800,000 square foot shopping complex at the southern end of town. Rockwell Road and the southern access to Mt. Greylock State Reservation is reached from North Main Street/US Route 7.
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LVFD to Host Fire Safety Camp
With the success of the LVFD Fire Safety Camp, the LVFD is pleased to announce that it will be hosting another session in July of 2013! Children of elementary school age will attend a two-day camp at the Lanesborough Fire Station and learn the ins and outs of what to do in case of an emergency, and also how to prevent an emergency in the first place. Lessons include “stop drop and roll”, setting up a fire escape plan, planning a family meeting place, and many other important lessons.
With Summer weather on its way, many of us are beginning to think about the water sports. Be mindful of the important safety rules regarding boating. Have plenty of floatation vests for the passengers on board. Children under 18 years old should always wear floatation vests. Pay attention to other boating traffic, especially when towing a tube, knee boarder, or water skier. Also, be familiar with the body of water. Know where the shoals are, and be familiar with the different types of marking buoys. Always stay at least 100 feet away from a “diver down flag” (red background, white stripe from top left to bottom right). Have fun and stay safe!