Category Archives: News

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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UVa Fall recruitment and STVFD Open House

It’s that time of year again! With UVA students making their way back to school, Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department is looking to add even more students to its ranks. About 60% of the active members at STVFD are either past or current students, making the fall recruitment events very important for the department. Fall

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