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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.
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.
GORDONSVILLE RD and STONY POINT PASS
STRUCTURE FIRE RESIDENTIAL
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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line including "West, Texas" if you have any questions or want to join us in sending some help.
SEMINOLE TRL & WOODBROOK DR
Engine 82 was forced to close the Seminole Trail and Woodbrook Drive intersection after the Charlottesville Gas Division found gas levels within the explosive range in utility boxes and traffic signals inside the median. Route 29N was closed in both directions for several hours. Engine’s 82, 2, 81, 121 on the scene. Tower was a late arrival to assist us loading supply line.
Volunteer chiefs from stations Seminole, North Garden, and Earlysville joined several county chiefs at this year's conference. As one might expect with the economy in recovery the turnout seemed lighter than past years.
The thinner crowd meant more time talking with vendors and catching up on networking. There was a good range of equipment to check out including battery operated PPV fans (surprisingly strong on the showroom floor), adjustable smooth-bore foam nozzles (make it wetter), and waterproof structural gloves (dexterous and comfortable).
STVFD now has an app! The station app lets you view the Status Board, recent calls, the duty calendar, recruitment information, and more. Search "STVFD" in the App Store with your iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to have the opportunity to work Saint Nick once again this year. He has graciously offered to lead us through our neighborhoods and spread cheer and warm wishes during an obviously busy season for him. Luckily he has many helpers back home getting ready for the big day.
Santa Run 2012 schedule below
(Santa will be starting each trip at 6pm Starting Dec 17th through 21st)
355 BLOOMFIELD RD
Friday morning units from the Charlottesville, Seminole Trail, Crozet, Monticello, North Garden, Hollymead, Earlysville, East Rivanna and Stony Point Fire Departments, along with Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, responded to an large house fire on Bloomfield Road in Ivy. On arrival, Engine 6 reported fire through the roof and occupants were safely out of the structure.
766 OLD BROOK RD
Sunday morning units from the Seminole Trail, Hollymead, Earlysville, and Charlottesville Fire Departments, along with Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, responded to an apartment fire in Abingdon Crossing off East Rio Road. On arrival, crews on Engines 82 and 81 found smoke showing from two sides of the 3 story apartment building. A CAFS handline from E82 was used to extinguish the fire found in the apartment’s utility closet that had extended into the kitchen area. All crews worked well together to quickly contain the fire to one apartment and to salvage property in the basement apartment affected by water damage from a ruptured water line.
Friday June 29th STVFD life-member Bill Underwood dropped by station 8 on a quick errand. He informed E crew that the storm headed toward Charlottesville was bigger and moving faster than the forecast suggested. Having crossed West Virginia in about an hour it was probably only thirty minutes away. On his way out the door we could see the clouds gathering and the heavy air began stirring just a bit.