Fire Prevention Week 2017

Today is the beginning of Fire Prevention Week for 2017. The year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out”. If you would like to visit our station during this important week in fire safety or at any time during the year feel free to contact the station at (304) 599-1539 9am-6pm or stop by any night between 6pm-10pm when we conduct our ‘duty crew’ activities. In the meantime there are steps YOU CAN TAKE TODAY to help protect yourself, your family and neighbors in the event of a fire.

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between escaping safely from a fire or having tragedy strike.

  • Draw a map of your home by USING THIS GRID with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill AT LEAST twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day and practice using all the different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • “Stay low and go”, but close doors behind you as you leave if able to do so – this will slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you GET OUTSIDE STAY OUTSIDE. Never go back inside a burning building.

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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Today FF Tyler Anderson and FF Zach Karn climbed over 190 flights of steps in memory of our 343 brother firefighters and all others that lost their lives 16 years ago. It goes without saying that heroes never die and that we as an emergency services community will never forget. Rest easy brothers.

FF Anderson climbed this year for Captain Terence S. Hatton. Captain Hatton served as the OIC with FDNY Rescue Company 1 during the attacks on the World Trade Center.

FF Karn climbed this year for Firefighter Christopher Blackwell of FDNY Rescue Company 3.

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2nd Annual Elimination Dinner

Star City Fire & EMS will be hosting our 2nd annual Elimination Dinner on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Knights of Columbus in Star City. Tickets are $50.00 for two people and it will be a buffet style dinner. Alcohol is included in the price of ticket for anyone over the age of 21.

Please see any SCVFD member or stop by station to get a ticket! We look forward to seeing you there!

DIRECTIONS TO THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS IN STAR CITY

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1st Annual Star City Volunteer Fire Department Trail Run

Come out and support the Star City Volunteer Fire Department by running in the 1st Annual Star City Volunteer Fire Department Trail Run on April 28th, 2018. This roughly 3 mile run through the hills of West Virginia will give most runners a nice little challenge. The event will be held at the Mylan Park Event Center in Morgantown, West Virginia. All proceeds will help us better serve the citizens of Star City and Monongalia County.

Registration will begin at 8 AM at Mylan Park with the race starting at 10 AM. All runners under 18 will need to have a parent or guardian sign their waiver on race day. Please bring a valid photo ID.

SIGN UP FOR THE RACE HERE!!!

DIRECTIONS TO MYLAN PARK

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8/12/2017: All-American Family Festival

8/12/2017: Star City Fire, EMS and PD participated in the “All-American Family Festival” located at the Star City Park. Families were able to enjoy character meet and greets, pony rides, games, crafts, face painting, an obstacle course, a rubber ducky race, bounce houses and of course tours of an ambulance, fire truck and police cruiser. All proceeds from the event benefited “The Shack” neighborhood house in Morgantown.

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8/3/2017: Vehicle Fire at Mapleshire

 

8/3/2017: Company 20 was dispatched to Mapleshire off Mon General Drive for reports of a vehicle on fire in the parking lot of the facility. Engine 209 responded from station and upon arrival found a well involved vehicle fire without immediate threats to exposures. E209’s 1 3/4″ bumper line was deployed, the fire was able to be extinguished quickly and all personal property of the owner was able to be recovered from the trunk of the vehicle. E209 remained on scene until the vehicle was able to be secured by towing personnel and then E209 cleared the scene and returned to service.

Visit our FIRE PREVENTION PAGE for tips to keep you and those you know safe including TIPS TO PREVENT CAR FIRES.

And as always, “LIKE” us on FACEBOOK and visit our SCVFD EVENTS PAGE

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