Members of the LVFD attended the 2016 Fallen Firefighter and Founders Circle roll call ceremony at the FSB in Landover. Francis G. Gray, LVFD member killed while serving his Nation during the Vietnam War, was inducted into the Founders Circle this year. The LVFD Honor Guard presented the colors and assisted with the presentations at each memorial stone.
The Laurel City Council recently recognized LVFD Life member Jimmy Lieshear for his dedication to the volunteer fire service and his outstanding support to the citizens of Laurel. Jimmy's family and members of the LVFD attended the ceremony at the Laurel Municipal Center.
Just before 8:30pm on Saturday June 18th, the box alarm was sounded for an apartment building on fire in the area of Briarwood Drive and Laurel Bowie Rd (Rt.197). Rescue Engine 49 (Laurel Rescue) arrived first to find a 3-story garden style apartment building with fire showing. Chief 10A (Grant) established command and reported fire through the roof and requested a 2nd alarm.