Join Us

If not you, who?  If not now, when?

The Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department is always in need of new volunteers.  Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding way to serve your community?  Are you willing to learn and train hard, developing the skills that you will use to save lives?  Are you ready to become part of a family dedicated to helping others?  If so, we want YOU to join our brigade.

Your training will begin on your first shift, when you are given a red Probationary Firefighter helmet. From that point on, you’ll respond to emergency calls with your crew.  As you learn firefighting skills – connecting to a fire hydrant, handling a hose line, deploying a ladder – you’ll be given more and more responsibility on scene, until you earn the black helmet of a full Firefighter.  You’ll learn how to keep a level head and help citizens in our community when they need it the most! 

At the same time, you’ll become part of a family of firefighters.  The camaraderie that exists in the fire service is unmatched.  Our fire station is a place where friends come to hang out or work out.  For students, it’s a (sometimes) quiet place to study.  It’s a place where members take pride in being ready at a moment’s notice.


Anyone over the age of 18, in good physical condition, with the desire to serve their community, is eligible for membership.  No previous experience is required.  All training and equipment will be provided, free of charge.

Members serve one duty shift per week (6:00 PM until 6:00 AM) and one rotating weekend shift every five weeks.

Training opportunities

Opportunities for training at STVFD include:

  • Fire-rescue classes including:
    • Firefighter 1 & 2
    • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
    • Hazardous Materials Operations 
    • Emergency Vehicle Operations
    • Vehicle Rescue Technician
    • Technical Rescue

Schedule a ride-along!

We encourage anyone who is interested to come ride along with a shift.  Your first ride-along should be 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on a weeknight, or any four hour period on a weekend.  Even if you decide that firefighting isn’t for you, you’ll come away with a better understanding of how emergency services work in your community.  (Plus, we have some great cooks, so dinner is usually top-notch.)

If you decide you want to become a firefighter, our membership process starts with going through a set of ridealongs with an assigned crew throughout a month. This allows us to get to know you, and gives you the time to make sure STVFD is right for you.

To set up a ride along, or ask for more information, see contact details at the bottom of this page. Someone from the Membership committee will reach out to you! 


Contact us

Email: or fill out this google form here!

Telephone: 434.973.1717

Or drop by the station at 3055 Berkmar Drive: