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January 28, 2014
STVFD volunteers have been quite busy over the past week assisting on multiple fires in Albemarle County. It all started with
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STRUCTURE FIRE COMMERCIAL
Engine 81 and Tower 88 were dispatched, along with Charlottesville Engine 1, for a smell of smoke in the apartment in Turtle Creek on Saturday Morning. With nothing showing upon arrival the engine companies investigated the smell in the upper floor apartments. Finding a strong odor, they proceeded to the ground floor to find an apartment on fire. A full alarm was struck as
Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department is happy to announce that Santa Claus will be dropping in to visit with our neighbors the week before Christmas.
Please look at the following page for planned routes and more information.
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November 1, 2013
The STVFD Halloween "reverse trick-or-treating" event was a big success! The crew on duty for Halloween drove around a few neighborhoods in our first due and handed out candy to the kids out for trick or treat. The special treats included a message to the kids asking them to send in their "fire evacuation plan" via a special email address. A drawing will be held and the winner will receive an "ice cream treat with the firefighters".
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Units from Hollymead F/R and CARS assisted STVFD and ACFR Medic 8 on a MVA with entrapment at the intersection of Rio Road and Rt. 29 N. A total of three patients were removed and transported to the UVA ED. No injuries were reported in the larger truck.
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Engine 81 and Medic 8 spent most of the afternoon tied up on a fatality motorcycle crash on east Rio Rd. While assisting law enforcement on this incident, 4 other calls were toned in our first due. They were covered by units from adjacent stations. Thanks to E121 and E151 for your help!
STVFD is leaving home just as the students settle in for the new school year. We are moving to the smaller 'Rescue 8' building down the hill from our main house while the construction company, Kenbridge, builds out our new extension.
To adjust for the smaller quarters we are moving from 5 crews to 7. We are also adopting a rotating schedule. The draft roster and schedule are available online. Things are pretty busy so these documents haven't been proof-read yet. There are sure to be errors and omissions--if you see any please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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These are some of our winners from the Learning in Action photo submission contest, "The Faces of Public Service at U.Va.!" For details about the contest and all of our winners, click here.
Thanks to the hard work of Chief 80 and Lt. Brown along with D Crew and a host of additional helpers STVFD had a fantastic celebration yesterday afternoon bringing our multitude of families together.
For those that didn't make the gathering, below is a brief insight on what you missed.
The food was terrific; FF Solberg consumed close to half his body weight in bbq and potato salad. RJ's folks joined us and were a terrific addition; his mother most likely won the "most social" award by talking with just about everyone who showed up.
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STRUCTURE FIRE RESIDENTIAL
Engine 81 was called to a residential structure fire as an add-on engine to the first alarm assignment for a fully involved house fire in Northern Albemarle County.
The engine was staffed by a volunteer crew as "additional daytime staffing". That includes firefighters: Kline, Mathews, Jamerson, and Mitchell (FF Vivaldi missed the call by moments). This is a new program started by Capt. O'Connor aimed at improving volunteer's contribution to our community. Newly minted Bat. Chief Kester led the charge for Seminole, working closely with Command (Chief Elliot)
Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department mourns the tragedy of the West, Texas explosion.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the fire and rescue departments along with the entire West community. You are not alone in tough times.
Update: STVFD is collecting relief money to send to families and survivors of the disaster. Please email email@example.com with a subject line including "West, Texas" if you have any questions or want to join us in sending some help.