The Lanesborough Volunteer Fire Department is an all-volunteer fire department which serves a community with a population of 2,900 and covers 24 square miles. It currently consists of about thirty members, all of which are First Responders/Firefighters, and several of which are EMTs. The Lanesborough Volunteer Fire Department responds to approximately three hundred emergencies annually. A large majority of these emergencies are medical emergencies which are responded to by our ambulance service.
The department responds not only to fires and accidents; it also issues burning permits, controls spills and leaks of toxic substances, pumps out flooded basements, helps with animal rescues, assists the police, and is part of an extensive mutual aid system with neighboring towns.