9/21/16: Structure Fire – Glory Barn Road (River Road)

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9/21/2016: Company 20 was alerted 4th due to assist River Road VFD with a confirmed structure fire on Glory Barn Road. Engine 201 responded with 5 personnel and upon arriving on scene assisted with extinguishing hot spots and overhaul operations as directed by incident command. SCVFD units remained on scene for approximately two hours before being cleared by incident command to return to service.

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9/19/16 – MVC: Suncrest Towne Centre / Route 705

203-intersection9/19/2016: Company 20 was alerted to the intersection of Suncrest Towne Centre Drive and Route 705 for a two vehicle rear-end type MVC with heavy front end damage. Squad 203 and Unit 202 responded and while en-route received updates from MECCA 911 of possible fire in one vehicle and questionable access issues to a patient. MON EMS arrived on scene without access issues to the patient and found no fire present at time of arrival. Upon arriving on scene Squad 203, Unit 202 and their crews gained traffic control/set-up safety zone for emergency personnel, stood by for fire suppression, assisted with patient care, and provided fluid and debris mitigation. One patient was transported via ambulance and one patient was treated on scene as a result of the incident.

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August Top Responders

Top Responders for the month of August are:
Captain/EMT Ethan Bailey- 34 calls
Firefighter Justin Maggard and Duty Officer/EMT Jared Lamb- 26 calls
Firefighter Zach Karn- 21 calls
Duty Officer Brian Sites and Lieutenant Justin Knotts- 16 calls
Duty Officer Adam Thompson and Firefighter/EMT Jesse Hedrick- 15 calls
Firefighter/EMT Wendell Hofer and Lieutenant/EMT Sam Hannah and Chief Kris Osecky and Firefighter/Paramedic Josh Flesher- 14 calls

Top Responders for the year of 2016 are:
Duty Officer/EMT Jared Lamb- 260 calls
Lieutenant Justin Knotts- 193 calls
Chief Kris Osecky- 174 calls
Firefighter Jacob Peretin- 170 calls
Captain/EMT Ethan Bailey- 153 calls
Duty Officer Brian Sites- 152 calls
Lieutenant/EMT Sam Hannah and Firefighter Zach Karn- 150 calls
Firefighter Justin Maggard- 108 calls
Duty Officer/EMT Dennis Chaney- 107 calls
Captain/EMT Ryan Gillespie- 105 calls

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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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