The Department proudly protects over 8000 persons living in our first due area of 91 square miles. Our first-due area, though predominantly rural, also includes the Town of Louisa, three shopping centers, a length of Interstate 64, an industrial park with five different manufacturers of various plastic products and an airport (Louisa County Airport - Freeman Field - KLKU) large enough to handle small business jets. We provide second and third due response to our neighboring six county fire departments, along with mutual aid agreements with Orange County and Fluvanna County.
Our firehouses and apparatus have, since the founding of the Department, been paid for with funds raised by the members and from citizens donations. Our current station, built in 1990, houses ENGINE 1and WAGON, Both are 2011 Pierce Velocity Custom Engine's; TRUCK 1, a 1997 Pierce Lance 75' quint; ATTACK 1, a 2000 Pierce/Freightliner 4WD Engine; TANKER 1, a 2002 Pierce/Freightliner 1800 gallon tanker; BRUSH 1, a 2007 GMC Pick-up with a slide-in skid unit; SUPPORT 1, a 1995 Chevrolet Pick-up which also functions as a brush truck; SALVAGE 1, a 1995 Chevrolet Suburban; and CAR 1, a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe. Additionally the Department has the first fire apparatus that was purchased new, a 1935 Ford Seagrave Pumper.
What would you like to see us do differently at our annual firemen's fair and parade?