The Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD) was created in 1973 by a group of local farmers and ranchers who saw a need for fire protection after a large fire ripped through the area destroying many buildings. Over the past thirty plus years, the goal of the volunteer department has been to provide quality fire and medical services to the citizens and visitors to our community. Prior to this time, fire protection was provided by a single engine from the CalFire station in West Petaluma. In 1982, 501 (c) (3) non-profit status was awarded to the LVFD. This paved the way for crucial fund-raising opportunities.