HAPPY BIRTHDAY PIERCE

4/14/2017: If you’re driving by our station today make sure you give a honk to help us celebrate Pierce’s birthday…It’s a nice day so he will probably be outside on the pad enjoying the weather. Happy birthday to our longest serving live in member!!

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Cornhole Tournament

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the cornhole tournament scheduled for Saturday, April 15th has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and hope to reschedule for a later time. Please contact us if you have any further questions. Thank you for your continued support of Star City Volunteer Fire Department!

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3/18/17: MVC at Chaplin Road and Exit 155

3/18/17: Company 20 was dispatched to a two vehicle side impact collision on Chaplin Road and the southbound 155 mile marker intersection. Squad 203 and Medic 29 responded to the incident along with MonEMS 74 and 76 and West Virginia State Police. Upon arrival crews found a two vehicle side impact collision with moderate damage to the vehicles and occupants still in the vehicles. No extrication was needed to access patients and so crews from all responding agencies proceeded to set up traffic control, stabilize and package three patients for transport, provide scene shielding/safety, and mitigate fluids leaking onto the roadway. After PD and EMS cleared from scene Squad 203 continued providing traffic control and scene safety/shielding until the cars could be removed from the roadway and then returned to service.

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3/13/17: MVC with rollover (I-79N @ mm 160)

 

3/13/17: Company 20 was alerted for a high speed, single vehicle MVC with rollover in the area of mile marker 159 on I-79N. Squad 203, Unit 202 and Medic 29 responded to the incident and upon arrival found one vehicle off the roadway on its top, but single occupant out of the vehicle. Due to confusion by motorists unfamiliar with the area and the incident being in such close proximity to the WV/PA state line our Pennsylvanian mutual aid department (Mount Morris Co. 18) received the call first and were on scene prior to Co. 20 units working with EMS to stabilize the occupant for transport. Company 20 provided incident shielding and traffic control until Mon EMS transported the patient to Ruby Memorial and the vehicle was able to be removed from scene.

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3/4/17: MVC with rollover on West Run Road

3/4/17: Company 20 was dispatched for a reported MVC with rollover on West Run Road near Stewartstown Road. A Monongalia County Sheriff’s department unit who was in the area and arrived first on scene reported a single SUV on its roof and over an embankment with no one in or around the vehicle. Squad 203 responded and upon arriving on scene completed a secondary search with MON EMS and Mon County SD to ensure that there was no victim(s) at the incident. Squad 203’s crew then performed traffic control and scene lighting for towing personnel during the extensive vehicle recovery before returning to service.

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3/3/17: Structure Fire – Wildlife Hill Road (Cheat Lake)

3/3/17: Company 20 was dispatched 3rd due to Wildlife Hill Road for a structure fire. Initial dispatch of the call was for a general fire alarm that was quickly upgraded to confirmed structure fire when the residents called in to report that the rear of their house was on fire. Engine 209 and Unit 202 responded to the incident and upon arrival were tasked by Co 14 command with deploying E209’s apartment load due to responding units being unable to get up the icy driveway. Unfortunately the remote location of the structure, hazardous early morning road conditions, strong wind conditions and lack of definitive water supply caused the structure to be a total loss. Company 20 units remained on scene for approximately six hours during the initial dispatch and were called upon again later in the day to assist with a rekindle of the structure.

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2/18/17: Vehicle fire on I-79N at the 159MM

2/18/17: Company 20 was dispatched to a reported tractor trailer fire on I-79 northbound near the WV/PA state line at the 159MM. Engine 201, Engine 209, Squad 203 and Medic 21 responded within minutes of dispatch and upon arrival found the trailer portion of the tractor trailer heavily involved in fire. All traffic northbound was immediately shutdown while crews operated to control the fire which appeared to have started in the area of the trailer’s wheels. Luckily, the driver of the semi was able to notice the flames early, pull to a safe area and remove the tractor from the fully loaded trailer (carrying frozen broccoli). Thanks to the quick and efficient work of Co. 20 personnel on scene the fire was able to be contained to the wheels and outside back portion of the trailer without extension into the box of the trailer or the payload. After primary extinguishment of the fire the left lane of I-79 N was able to be reopened to traffic while awaiting WVDOH to take over traffic control. Once WVDOH arrived on scene primary traffic control was turned over to the WVDOH crew and all Co. 20 personnel returned to service.

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“Fire is everyone’s fight”

“Fire is Everyone’s Fight” is a FEMA program designed to unite the fire service, civilians and many others in a collaborative effort to reduce home fire injuries, deaths and property loss. FEMA estimates that 16,000 people are killed/injured by fire every year. The most common cause of fire is cooking.

Simple steps to take to help prevent fire and related injury while cooking are:

  1. Be as cautious as possible while cooking and baking.
  2. Do not wear loose fitting clothes while cooking.
  3. Keep a “3 foot kid free zone” around all cooking areas.
  4. Keep all burnable materials clear of all hot surfaces / open flame.
  5. Turn pot/pan handles in.

SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES!! Make sure to install smoke detectors inside and outside all sleeping rooms as well as on every level of your home with hard wired detectors with battery backup being the best option. Make sure to test all detectors once a month and change batteries every six months.

Seconds count in case of a fire emergency. Make sure to establish and practice multiple routes to escape your home in case of a fire. Once safely out of your home GET OUT, STAY OUT and do not re-enter the structure for ANY reason.

Below is a short video presented by FEMA and the United States Fire Administration that you can share with your friends and family to help educate them about the dangers of fire.

 FIRE IS EVERYONE’S FIGHT

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2/4/17: Vehicle Fire (I-79 @ Exit 155 S)

2/4/17: Company 20 was alerted for a vehicle fire on I-79 South at the 155 exit ramp. Engine 209 responded and upon arriving on scene found one vehicle heavily involved in fire with negative entrapment. During fire attack the exit ramp was shut down for firefighter and drivers’ safety, but was reopened quickly after the vehicle was extinguished. E209 remained on scene until WVDOH arrived to take over traffic control and the vehicle could be towed from the roadway.

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