Neighbors helping neighbors

STVFD is always looking for new members. Firefighting is a rewarding way to provide a vital service for your community while becoming part of our family of volunteers.

No experience needed. Set up a ride along today!

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The Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department is made up of about sixty volunteers - a unique mix of local residents and students from all walks of life.

STVFD is the busiest fire station in Albemarle County. It responds to over 2,000 incidents each year, including fires, motor vehicles accidents, and medical emergencies.

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Are your smoke detectors in date? Do they have fresh batteries? Make sure your home is safe!

STVFD provides free smoke detector installation to those who need it - click to learn more.

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STVFD Units Respond to City Hotel Fire

Charlottesville City Firefighters responded to reports of a commercial structure fire Thursday afternoon at Excel Inn and Suites on Emmet Street. Upon arrival, Charlottesville Fire Department reported flames showing through the roof and declared a defensive strategy. Shortly later, a second alarm was struck adding additional units to the call. STVFD volunteers were prepared for

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Firefighters attend 13th annual Walker Sisk Memorial Truck School

Firefighters traveled across the region to attend the 13th Annual Walker Sisk Memorial Truck School during Albemarle County’s Regional School Weekend. Focusing on truck operations, the school helps firefighters master both basic and advanced skills in searches, self-rescue, ladders, ventilation, wall breaches, and numerous other domains. Students walk away from the Truck School with increased

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North Garden Acquired Structure Training

On 27 August, firefighters from STVFD had the opportunity to fight live fire in a building scheduled for demolition.  Station 8 crews joined firefighters from all over the county to practice fire attack techniques in a realistic training setting.  Several training evolutions were completed before the structure was demolished. Many thanks to North Garden Volunteer

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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

On the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks,  a number of Station 8 members represented STVFD at the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Richmond, along with our brothers from Albemarle County Fire Rescue. It was an amazing experience in which 343 firefighters, police officers, and members of the military from across the region came

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