10/15/2018: Hurricane Michael Deployment Update

The Disaster Response Team headed out at 0400 this morning from Tallahassee to Panama City to be attached to the Urban Search and Rescue Teams (USAR) from all over the country to assist while they perform their missions. Our Strike Team consists of a service from PA and the remaining is made up of a service out of Arkansas that is partly staffed by members of the Memphis Fire Department.

Hurricane Michael Deployment Update

From EMS Chief John Hitchens:

Disaster Response Team today definitely made a difference in Panama City, FL. Responded early this morning to reports of a nursing home that had residents without power. With the shortage of fuel the facility had no more fuel for their generators. We were able to assist in evacuating 40 residents to their sister nursing facility that was fully functional. The staff was AMAZING as they never left their resident’s side while Hurricane Michael pummeled their building. Overwhelmed by the sense of humanity here among the devastation. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings in what new ways we can help the incredible people of Florida.

Hurricane Michael Disaster Response

Members of the Star City Fire & EMS Disaster Response Team (John Hitchens, Jared Lamb, and Sam Hamilton) are currently preparing for another deployment to Pensacola, FL at the request of AMR for FEMA. We are proud to be able to send who we can to those in need so far away. Keep these guys and those affected by Hurricane Michael in your thoughts.

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MFD and SCVFD Visit Storybook Daycare

Photo Courtesy of Storybook Daycare

Members from Morgantown Fire Department Fire Prevention and Star City Volunteer Fire Department spent the morning teaching children about the importance of fire safety.

From Storybook Daycare’s Facebook page:

“Today we had some very special guests visit us at Storybook Daycare! First, The Morgantown Fire Department came in. They read a few books about fire safety and talked to us about what we can do to remain safe if there is a fire!

Then the Star City Fire Department brought their Fire Truck and Ambulance! Each child got a turn to sit in the drivers seat of the fire truck, We all received a tour of the ambulance and fire truck and we even got to try on their fireman hats!”

If you would like to learn more about Fire Prevention/Safety visit our Fire Prevention/Education pages or stop by the station to learn more!

Star City VFD earns “A” rating with WVOEMS

A statement from our EMS Administrator, John Hitchens:

“The Star City VFD & EMS Division recently underwent licensure by the WV Office of EMS. Today, we got the results of that inspection. The Department passed with an “A” rating and all 4 EMS units and 5 Fire units also passed their inspections. This goes to show our dedication to you; the citizens, visitors, and fellow responders in Monongalia County to have ALL apparatus equipped, certified, and ready to respond to any fire or medical emergency in our area.”

Want to learn more about your community volunteer fire department and its citizen volunteers? Then check out our ABOUT STAR CITY VFD PAGE. Want to learn more about becoming a citizen volunteer and helping the residents of Monongalia County? Visit our MEMBERSHIP and RECRUITMENT pages.

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Special “THANKS” to KAMP

Now that members of the Disaster Response Team are back and well rested we would like to take the time to thank KAMP Central Ambulance Service for the use of one of their spare units while our team was deployed. The use of this unit allowed us to maintain all of our current obligations while being able to respond to assist those affected by Hurricane Florence. THANK YOU!!!

SCVFD Receives Gift

“Thin Red Line” SCVFD Oak Flag

Thanks goes out to Appalachian Rtistry and Working Hands For Christ Missions for this stunning Oak “Thin Red Line Flag” gift.  This beautiful piece now hangs in our dayroom as a testament to all those who hold the “Thin Red Line”. Company 20 responded to a vehicle fire of one of the mission team’s vehicles while they were returning home from a mission trip in our state. 

Want to learn more about your community volunteer fire department and its citizen volunteers? Then check out our ABOUT STAR CITY VFD PAGE. Want to learn more about becoming a citizen volunteer and helping the residents of Monongalia County? Visit our MEMBERSHIP and RECRUITMENT pages.

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9/13/2018: Special Operations Response For Hurricane Florence

L-R: Jared Lamb / John Hitchens / Sam Hamilton

Members of the Special Operations Division of Star City Fire & EMS are preparing to deploy to South Carolina to assist with Hurricane Florence.

Want to learn more about your community volunteer fire department and its citizen volunteers? Then check out our ABOUT STAR CITY VFD PAGE. Want to learn more about becoming a citizen volunteer and helping the residents of Monongalia County? Visit our MEMBERSHIP and RECRUITMENT pages.

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