Change the clocks – Change the batteries

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As we “Fall Back” and end Daylight Savings Time remember that it is a great idea to “change your clock and change your battery”. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors save lives and are only effective when powered correctly. Also remember to change the batteries AND time on any frequently used medical devices such as “life alerts”, glucometers, insulin pumps, pulse oximetry units, and automated blood pressure monitors. Phones and computers automatically account for time changes, however, many  personal medical devices require the user to manually change the internal clock. If you are physically unable or do not know how to change the batteries in your smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors contact your local fire department for assistance.

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Closing your bedroom door while you sleep

unnamedYou may have heard people talking about the importance of keeping bedroom doors closed at night while sleeping. The above picture is a great example of what a bedroom looks like that was protected by a closed door while the hallway was heavily damaged by fire. Please talk to your family and friends about the importance of keeping bedroom doors closed while sleeping, routinely checking your smoke detectors for proper function, having multiple exit plans in case of a fire and when safely out of the building GETTING OUT AND STAYING OUT.

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10/17/16: MVC on West Run Road

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10/17/16: Company 20 along with Station 20 and Company 14 were alerted to the area of West Run Road and Stewartstown Road for a single vehicle MVC over an embankment. E-201, S-203, and M-29 responded to scene and found a single vehicle over an embankment and on its passenger side with one injured patient present. After stabilization all hands began working to simultaneously access, extricate and treat the patient. Once extricated the patient was packaged and hauled up the embankment via stokes basket and backboard to the awaiting ambulance. All equipment was then returned to service and the scene was turned over to law enforcement and towing personnel for investigation and vehicle recovery.

***NOTE: picture was taken after stabilization was removed from scene/vehicle.***

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SCVFD EMS division now hiring

Star City Volunteer Fire Department’s EMS Division is currently hiring full time dayshift EMTs and Paramedics. Must have WV certification in good standing. ***NEW*** We are proud to offer full medical benefits after 60 days. Those interested should send their resume to John Hitchens, Chief of EMS Operations at hitchemtp@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

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SCVFD Elimination Dinner

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Star City VFD will be hosting an elimination dinner November 12th at the Knights of Columbus. We are selling 149 tickets for $100 each which admits two people to the dinner and includes food, alcohol, and a chance to win $1,000. The first person to be eliminated receives $100 and every 25th person will win a cash prize. The 150th ticket will be auctioned off when 10 people remain. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. All proceeds will benefit the Star City VFD. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket please contact the department at 304-599-1539 or Sam Hannah at 304-642-3064.

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9/28/16: Structure Fire – Woodland Terrace Village

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9/28/2016: At approximately 0130 Company 20 was alerted as 3rd due engine company to assist Company 12 for a confirmed structure fire at Woodland Terrace Village. Engine 201 responded with 6 personnel and upon arriving on scene found a trailer with heavy fire to the front of the structure. Due to the remote location of the incident Engine 201 ran (1) 2 1/2 inch supply line to Engine 123  per engineer’s request and established relay water supply operations with Tanker 172. Company 20 personnel were able to make an aggressive interior fire attack via a second hose line from Engine 123 and conduct a primary search. After fire extinguishment SCVFD members assisted in overhaul operations until cleared by incident command to return to service.

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Cribbing project

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Thanks to a generous donation from our local 84 Lumber Company in Star City, SCVFD was able to complete a much needed cribbing replacement project. Members spent approximately 50 man hours shaping the various raw lumber into serviceable pieces and placing the completed cribbing on Squad 203. Replacing worn/damaged pieces with newly made pieces and moving existing cribbing from Squad 203 to other units will allow all SCVFD apparatus to greater serve our community.

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