About us

“Neighbors helping neighbors”

The Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department, or Albemarle County Station 8, is the brigade of about ninety volunteer firefighters that primarily serves the Route 29 corridor just north of Charlottesville. The busiest fire station in the county, STVFD runs over 2,400 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 Brush truck. We are a hybrid department, 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, Doctors, Nurses, Engineers, Programmers, Artists and Career Firefighters.  A large contingent are students at UVA, studying for an undergrad or working on their PhD in physics.  All come together on their duty shifts to serve their community. Being a firefighter gives a sense of pride that YOU are doing something directly to give back to the 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.

Some pictures of Station life, Incidents, Training and people who love helping their community!