Lynchburg Fire Department 140th Anniversary PatchThe Lynchburg Fire Department (LFD) celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2023. Established in April of 1883, the LFD provides fire suppression and prevention services, emergency medical services, technical rescue, hazardous materials response, and confined space emergency response for approximately 80,000 Lynchburg residents, as well as the thousands who come into the City every day for work, education or recreation. The department is staffed with 186 personnel, including civilians, firefighters and emergency medical personnel operating with eight stations, an administrative office, a Logistics shop and a Fire Training Facility.

Our Vision

To be a leading public safety agency in the Commonwealth, providing superior services that promotes life safety and minimizes property damage.

Our Purpose / Mission

First in Safety. First in Service. First in Community.

Our Values