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

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February 20, 2014

The new bays have a ceiling!!!

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

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Thanks to Justin Ide for fireground photos www.justinide.com

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
125 TURTLE CREEK RD
STRUCTURE FIRE COMMERCIAL
E1,E81,TO88,M8,E151M,E21,TO121,TK115M

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

Santa Run 2013

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.

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
RIO RD E and SEMINOLE TRL
MVA W/ VEH OVERTURNE
E82M,MED8,E121M,M121,SQ133

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
RIO RD E and PEN PARK LN
MVA
E81,M8

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!

http://www.nbc29.com/story/23394492/fatal-motorcycle-accident-closes-par...

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 sean.oconnor@stvfd.org.

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

Firehouse

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.

STVFD assists East Rivanna and Stony Point at a fully involved structure fire.

3-MAY, 10:26
GORDONSVILLE RD and STONY POINT PASS
STRUCTURE FIRE RESIDENTIAL
E24,E62,E121,E1,E81,T69,T111,T28,T121,LOUISA,GORDONSVILLE

Engine 81 was called to a residential structure fire as an add-on engine to the first alarm assignment for a fully involved house fire in Northern Albemarle County.

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The engine was staffed by a volunteer crew as "additional daytime staffing". That includes firefighters: Kline, Mathews, Jamerson, and Mitchell (FF Vivaldi missed the call by moments). This is a new program started by Capt. O'Connor aimed at improving volunteer's contribution to our community. Newly minted Bat. Chief Kester led the charge for Seminole, working closely with Command (Chief Elliot)

Our thoughts and prayers are with West, Texas

Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department mourns the tragedy of the West, Texas explosion.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the fire and rescue departments along with the entire West community. You are not alone in tough times.



Update: STVFD is collecting relief money to send to families and survivors of the disaster. Please email donations@stvfd.org with a subject line including "West, Texas" if you have any questions or want to join us in sending some help.

B Crew's Engine 81 binder posted & Equipment Repairs form

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B Crew's E81 binder has (finally) been posted to the website.

Send any access issues or questions to the webmaster.

Send content updates and questions to the B Crew officers.

Also note: Captain Shakhsheer has created an online equipment repair form. You may also review the current list.