The City of Lexington Fire Department is currently accepting applications to fill two (2) new Fire-Rescue Lieutenants positions.  The hiring range for the positions is $42,838 – $51,405.  The positions will be assigned to a 24 hour rotating shift schedule after an initial orientation period and will be responsible for serving as the shift supervisor for a combination career-volunteer fire rescue station serving the City of Lexington and surrounding portions of Rockbridge County and our mutual aid partners. Applicants must pass a criminal history background check and a drug screen. Application forms are available at the Human Resource Office, Second Floor, City Hall, 300 E. Washington Street, Lexington, VA  24450. Applications will be accepted in the Human Resources Office at City Hall until 5:00 pm on Friday June 24, 2016. EOE

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2003 Ambulance For Sale


The Lexington Fire Department is offering for sale to the highest bidder the following used equipment. 2003 International-Medtec Ambulance.56,571 miles, 5141 engine hours, Air Brakes, On-Spot Tire Chains. Vehicle was In Service and in use until November 2015. Unit is available for inspection at 708 South Main Street Lexington Virginia 24450 Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or by appointment. Holidays excluded. Mobile Radios are not included. Bids must be received by 5:00 pm EST on Friday January 8, 2016. Bids may be sent by mail, hand delivered or email to tdickerson@lexingtonva.gov.  708 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450  (540)463-3210

Seller reserves the right to reject any and all offer(s).  Unit is sold as is where is and no warranty of any type is offered.

Payment in full is due at the time of pickup of the vehicle in Lexington Virginia.  Checks must be made payable to the City of Lexington.

No delivery is offered.



Please Help the LFD, Help You

Water is an essential fire fighting and rescue tool.

Please help the Lexington Fire Department, help you.

Clear snow and debris away from your nearest fire hydrant.

The LFD thanks you!!!

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Lexington MOMS Club Visit

On November 18th, the Lexington MOMS Club visited the LFD for fire prevention awareness. Everyone got to look at the fire trucks and some of the equipment that we use.

FF/Medic Smith reads a story to the MOMS Club kids.

FF/Medic Smith reads a story to the MOMS Club kids.


Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery


On November 2, remember to change your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries when you change your clock backwards 1 hour to end Daylight Saving Time.

Families are encouraged to review their home fire safety plans and remind their friends, family and neighbors of the life-saving habit of changing and testing smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm batteries.

Sometimes saving a life can be that simple –
Change Your Clock – Change Your Battery.


3 VEHICLE MVC (10/28/14)

Company 9 and Rescue 1 dispatched AMA for Company 1 for a MVC with possible injuries.  Engine 92 responded with 2, T-18 with 2, M-17 with 1 and Chief 9.  Arrived on scene to find a 3 vehicle collision minor damage to the service truck East of the scene and severe damage to the other 2 vehicles that collided head on. Both lanes of Collierstown Rd were blocked. Two patients transported.

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LFD Table

C-Shift (FF/Medic Gulatsi and FF/EMT McGuire) along with the daylight crew (Lt. Robertson) have been working on building a table for the department to enjoy. After a few weeks of hard work, it is now finished. We would like to also thank Goads Body Shop for blasting and painting the hydrants for us.

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Vehicle Into Structure (9/2/14)

Company 9 and Rescue 1 toned for a vehicle into a structure at 25 Crossing Ln. with 1 possible injury. E92 respond with 2. (M18 already on another call) ECC advised to add 2nd due EMS.

E92 arrive on scene to find a Chevrolet Blazer that had collided into the building on the alpha side, the occupant was out of the vehicle. FF Spencer assumed command and proceeded to investigate. No fluids were leaking from the vehicle and no air bags had deployed. The owner of the suite/office had evacuated all persons from the affected area of the building. FM9, who had arrived on location, advised ECC to contact the county building inspector. FF McGuire entered the structure and secured utilities along the wall on the alpha side of the building. All electrical outlets on the affected wall were disconnected at the breaker box. FF McGuire then proceeded to division two of the structure to ensure all occupants were out of the building. The vehicle was isolated with caution tape

The vehicle had impacted the structure near a window. The structure sustained significant damage to the exterior as well as the interior. The vehicle had penetrated the building approximately two feet and affected an approximate eight by twelve foot section of the building that was both masonry and ordinary construction.

The county building official as well as a local contractor, who was contacted by the owner of the building or his representative, evaluated the structure and advised that a temporary wall be built to support the floor joist on division two, prior to the car being removed. Engine 92 was requested to remain on scene until the building was supported and the vehicle was removed.

Engine 92 cleared the scene and returned to service..

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MVC Fully Involved

Company 9 (LFD) dispatch Mutual Aid per request of E103 (BVFD) for a 2 vehicle MVC, both vehicles fully involved. E93 respond with 4. Command advise E93 crew to overhaul upon arrival and make sure all hot spots are extinguished. E93 crew assist BVFD with extinguishing vehicles and placed in service per command.

Units operating on scene : E93, E103, TNK106, Carilion403.

LFD manpower on scene : 4

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