7/31/2016: Structure Fire – Blue Horizon Drive (Cassville)

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7/31/2016: At 0904 this morning Company 20 was alerted to assist Cassville VFD for a commercial structure fire on Blue Horizon Drive. Engine 201 and Squad 203 responded to the incident and upon arriving on scene were tasked by Co. 13 command with various fire attack and ventilation tasks. First arriving company 13 and 20 crews made an aggressive interior fire attack which resulted in a quick knockdown of the bulk of the fire and allowed the owners to salvage a large amount of personal and business belongings. Companies 11, 13, 17 and 20 as well as Greene County PA Co. 18 were all dispatched/present on scene. After extensive salvage and overhaul all companies were able to clear and return to service in approximately three and a half hours.

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7/26/2016: Structure Fire (Prince Road)

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7/26/2016: At 03:26am Company 20 was alerted as mutual aid for a structure fire on Prince Road. First arriving units found heavy fire from the structure which was a single family log home with multiple additions. Upon arrival Company 20 units were tasked by incident command to assist with fire attack on 2nd and 3rd divisions of the structure. During fire attack all crews had difficulty finding extension and hot spots due to the voids made by the multiple additions present throughout the structure. Also due to the remote location of the structure multiple units from multiple companies were needed to contain the incident. In total Engine 141, Engine 123, Engine 155, Engine 160, Tanker 164, Engine 173, Engine 201, Utility 202, Tanker 213, Utility 231, Medic 73, Rehab 60 from Monongalia County, Reedsville VFD and Bruceton-Brandonville VFD from Preston County and Smithfield VFC and Point Marion VFC from Fayette County, PA were dispatched to the incident. The fire was declared under control at 05:36am.

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SCVFD performs yearly pump testing

7/19/16: Today Dill’s Fire and Safety visited Company 20 for annual pump testing. All three of SCVFD’s pump capable apparatus (Engine 201, Squad 203 and our newest addition, which will be in service soon, Engine 209) passed pump inspection and certification.

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7/9/2016: Structure Fire – Monongahela Avenue (Westover)

7/9/16: Company 20 was alerted 3rd due to assist companies 23 and 17 on Monongahela Avenue in Westover for a confirmed multi-story structure fire. First arriving units reported a working three story residential structure fire with noticeable fire in the basement. Upon arrival SCVFD units (Engine 201, Command 206 and Unit 202) were tasked by incident command to make forced entry/search of the structure and assist with secondary extinguishment of the fire. Luckily it was quickly determined that the structure was unoccupied and all efforts could be focused on containment and attack of the fire. With the coordinated efforts of all personnel on scene the fire was isolated to the basement and single room of the structure. Company 20 crews remained on scene to assist with salvage and overhaul until cleared by incident command to return to service.

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7/3/16: Structure fire – Kent Street (Granville)

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7/3/16: Company 20 was alerted to assist companies 17 and 23 with a confirmed mobile home fire on Kent Street in Granville. SCVFD units Engine 201, Command 206 and Unit 202 responded to the incident and were alerted by first arriving Co. 17 units that the structure was well involved upon their arrival. During the incident two occupants were treated and transported to local hospitals with burns, smoke inhalation and lacerations. Unfortunately, despite the swift actions of all units involved in the incident the trailer was declared a total loss and one dog was deceased on scene.  SCVFD units continued to complete fireground tasks assigned by Co. 17 command until they were cleared to return to service after about an hour.

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Company 20 responds to Clay and Greenbrier counties

2 Company 20 personnel responded to Greenbrier County 6/27/16 to assist with search and rescue and again on 6/30/16 to Clay County to transport the items donated during our collection drive. Thanks goes out to all members of the Morgantown area who were able to donate/assist our fellow West Virginians in their time of need. A special thanks to Dollar General (Star City), Wal-Mart (Granville), Sam’s Club (Granville), Monongalia General Hospital and The Villages at Heritage Point for their generous donations. All the members of SCVFD are honored to serve and protect such a caring and generous community.

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Southern West Virginia disaster assistance

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Star City VFD is currently collecting items to support those in southern West Virginia. These items will be going to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, where they will be distributed to residents who have lost those items in the flooding. Collecting will be at the firehouse located at 3380 University Avenue in Star City, and will end on Wednesday, 6/29. Company 20 thanks all members of our community in advance for any type of assistance they may be able to provide. Items requested by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office:
1. Baby diapers
2.Cleaning supplies
3. Non perishable food items
4. Bottled drinking water
5. Male and female toiletries

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6/21/16: Structure Fire – Pinnacle Heights Apartments

untitled6/21/16: At 1708 hours Company 20 was dispatched for an exterior balcony fire at Pinnacle Heights apartments. First arriving units advised of a working structure fire, with possible entrapment. After a primary search, it was determined that there was negative entrapment, and one dog and one cat had been able to escape the fire conditions. The fire was found on the back balcony and had extended to the attic. A quick knockdown by fire crews contained the damage to a small portion of the apartment building.

Company 20 would like to thank the members of Engine 123, Engine 135, Ladder 133, Engine 141, Utility 144, Engine 173, Engine 175, Engine 233, Utility 231, Mon EMS Medic 64, and Point Marion, PA Company 33 for their assistance.

While crews were operating on scene of this fire, Engine 147 handled an automatic fire alarm for Company 20 on Poplar Woods Drive.

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6/9/16: Company 20 assists with Heavy Rescue

6/9/16: Members of Companies 20 and 16 along with Monongalia County H.I.R.T and Monongalia County EMS were dispatched to Earl L. Core Road/Tyrone Road to assist Company 12 with a Heavy Rescue involving a tri-axle dump truck over an embankment approximately 30 feet into a creek. Crews on scene were directed by incident command to perform multiple tasks including traffic control, stabilization of the vehicle, patient care, extrication and packaging of the driver, leaking fluid mitigation and hazmat operations. Thanks to the actions of all crews on scene the incident was managed quickly and efficiently with all companies returned to service without incident.

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5/25/16

13240538_10104031125439359_6419636026294108570_nThe Star City Volunteer Fire Department would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the members of Morgantown Fire Department and families and friends, after the accident earlier today that took the life of one of their members. Stay strong brothers.

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