Santa Run 2014

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.

Holiday Fire Prevention - Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

Holiday Fire Safety
Put a Freeze on Winter Fires
Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department wants to wish you a happy and safe holiday season. Please be careful to follow all recommended safety precautions during the holidays and throughout the winter season.

Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates Completion of New Station at November 23 Ceremony

November 23, 2014

On Sunday, November 23, Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department officials were joined by members of their Board of Directors and Albemarle County officials at a grand opening and dedication ceremony celebrating the completion of the new station. The celebration began at the station at 1pm, followed by an open house from 1:45 – 4:00 pm.

This ceremony marks the completion of the 7,500 sq. ft. addition and full renovation of the existing 7,500 sq. ft. facility. Enhancements include expansion of living quarters, bringing the existing facility up to code, and the addition of several flexible spaces that can be used for training, meeting, or conducting study sessions. Additionally, a two-bay edition was added, which allows for more room for existing apparatus and will accommodate expansion for future units.

Tower 88 responds for an elevated rescue in Western Albemarle County

Crews from Seminole Trail responded with Tower 88 to a special rescue situation on Morgantown Road. A utility working in a bucket truck contacted energized electrical lines and was electrocuted. The story on NBC 29 is linked below.

STVFD crews kept busy over the past weeks assisting on Structure fires

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Thanks to Justin Ide for fireground photos

January 28, 2014

STVFD volunteers have been quite busy over the past week assisting on multiple fires in Albemarle County. It all started with

Apartment Fire in Turtle Creek

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14-DECEMBER, 07:58

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

Halloween "reverse trick-or-treating" was a big success!

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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".

STVFD works and entrapment at Rt. 29 and Rio Road

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15-OCTOBER, 21:38

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.

EMS CE class at the Box

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September 24, 2013

Since the move to "The Box" things like training classes have become a bit more challenging. Pretty nice place for an EMS CE class though don't you think?!

Fatality accident on Rio Road East

10-SEPTEMBER, 15:30

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!

Leaving home and the Berkmar Shuffle

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

And so it begins..............

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February 20, 2014

The new bays have a ceiling!!!

Peterson wins UVa's "Learning in Action" photo submission contest

Brenda Peterson won UVa's Learning in Action contest for best caption of a volunteer-oriented picture.

From the program website:
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.

The picture is of four female firefighters from Seminole staffing Engine 82--renamed Estrogen 82.

Fire Service websites and blogs

Below is a list of links and information sources shared by Captain Bogden. Enjoy and share the articles you like including any take-aways or questions they bring up.

The Company Officer

Fire Engineering


Firefighter Close Calls

Seminole family gathers for a party in the (Penn) park

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.