Lewisburg Volunteer Fire Department proudly serves an area of 67 square miles with a population of 8,400 individuals. The department operates out of two stations and provides fire suppression, high angle rescue, water rescue, hazardous material decontamination and response assistance for traumatic life threatening emergency medical services to a primarily residential area. The LVFD is a public department and is comprised of 26 volunteer firefighters, 8 career firefighters, and 8 volunteer support members.
The Department is staffed Monday through Friday with a paid Fire Chief, Chiefs Aid, and two paid Firefighters between the hours of 0700 and 1900, during the the hours of 1900 and 0700 (M-F) the department is staffed with two paid Firefighters and two in station volunteer fire-fighter. On Saturday and Sunday the department is staffed 24 hours with a paid Driver/Operator and two station volunteers. This staffing provides four members in station 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department has a current Insurance Standards Office (ISO) rating of 4/4.
The Lewisburg Fire Department was established in 1898 after the great Lewisburg fire of 1897 that destroyed the commercial downtown area. The original department consisted of approximately eight members and limited resources in which to combat fires. One hundred twenty two years later the department consists of 42 members, three fire engines, one water tanker/engine, one 75 foot Quint, one command vehicle, one quick response vehicle, one all purpose utility vehicle, one technical services trailer (high angle rescue), one de-con trailer (Haz-Mat), two water rescue boats, two fire stations and a training center (burn building, burn pit vehicle extrication pad, vehicle fire prop).