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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“Neighbors helping neighbors”

The Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department, or Albemarle County Station 8, is the brigade of about sixty volunteer firefighters that primarily serves the Route 29 corridor just north of Charlottesville.  The busiest fire station in the county, STVFD runs over 2,000 emergency calls every year, including fires, medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, and more.

STVFD is located on Berkmar Drive and operates three fire engines, a tower truck, a medical response car, and a utility truck.  Volunteers are on duty every night from 6PM to 6AM, as well as weekends and holidays.  During the day, career staffing is provided by Albemarle County Fire Rescue.

Volunteers come from all walks of life.  While not on duty, Station 8 firefighters are mechanics and doctors, engineers and artists.  A large contingent are students at U.Va.  All come together on their duty shifts to serve their community.

At STVFD, we’re dedicated to helping our neighbors.  If there’s something we can do for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.