11/11/2015: Structure Fire

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At approximately 1230 on 11/11/2015 Company 20 was dispatched for a structure fire off of Point Marion Road in the area of the Fine Diamonds Club. Upon arrival crews discovered a two story residential structure with heavy visible smoke and flames from the second story and roof. An interior attack and search was coordinated with Companies 14 and 23 and County Tanker 172 which resulted in the extinguishment of the fire. A special thanks to Monongalia EMS for standing by on scene for EMS care and rehabilitation.

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October Run Stats

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Stats are in for the month of October!!

Company 20 responded to 75 calls for service.  Included in those numbers were 2 working structure fires, 2 working vehicle fires, 8 vehicle accidents with injury (2 with entrapment) and 4 vehicle accidents without injury.

Top responders for the month of October were:

Firefighter Jacob Peretin – 39 calls

Firefighter Chris Eisenhut – 26 calls

Duty Officer Justin Knotts – 25 calls

Duty Officer Adam Thompson & Firefighter Jared Lamb – 22 calls

Lieutenant Sam Hannah – 21 calls

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10/28/2015: Vehicle Fire

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10/28/2015: At 0825 Company 20 was alerted to a vehicle fire at the Wedgewood Medical Arts building off VanVoorhis Road. Initial size-up yielded a single vehicle with smoke and flames showing and possibly endangering a structure. Engine 201 and Ambulance 28 responded to the incident and upon arrival found one passenger vehicle in the parking area with substantial smoke and flames showing from the engine compartment, but no apparent danger to the structure. (1) 200ft 1 3/4″ crosslay was utilized for access to the vehicle and to extinguish the fire. Due to the quick response and effective scene work of the responding personnel the passenger compartment was very minimally involved. As a result, all personal belongings inside the vehicle (including the paper registration and insurance cards in the glovebox) were able to be returned to the owner of the vehicle undamaged.

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10/20/15: 18 Wheeler Fire

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10/20/15: Company 20 was alerted for a vehicle fire on I-79 in the area of the 157 milemarker Northbound. Additional calls to MECCA gained further information that an 18 wheeler’s trailer was on fire. Engine 201 and Tower 204 (who both had just cleared from a fire alarm) responded with full crews to the incident. Upon arriving on scene Co. 20 personnel found the left rear area near the wheels of the trailer on fire. I-79 Northbound was shut down by Tower 204’s crew while Engine 201’s crew began extinguishing the fire. Investigation into the interior of the trailer revealed minimal damage to the contents (food packages) above the fire with no extension to the remainder of the trailer. Since the vehicle was fully extinguished, off the side of the road and the operator was able to secure transfer of the products, Company 20 personnel were able to release the scene to WVDOT courtesy patrol and return to service.

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WVU Homecoming Parade

1-IMG_944110/9/2015: Today Company 20 personnel participated in WVU’s annual homecoming parade in downtown Morgantown. Engine 201 and Squad 203 attended with full crews and were available on scene and during parade to respond to any incidents. Company 20 crews as well as all spectators enjoyed the sights, sounds and events surrounding homecoming as many people return to Morgantown to celebrate. LET’S GO MOUNTAINEERS!!!


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Interstate 79 MVC

SquadMVC10/6/2015: Company 20 was dispatched to I-79 northbound at the 155 1/2 mile marker for a two vehicle MVC. Squad 203 responded with initial size-up reporting two vehicle t-bone collision at highway speeds with negative injuries. Upon arriving on scene the call was upgraded by EMS to one patient injured and needing extrication due to an access issue. Squad 203’s crew completed extrication, performed fluid management, assisted EMS with patient care and performed traffic control to mitigate hazards on scene. One lane of I-79 was shutdown for approximately one hour while law enforcement performed investigation of the incident and vehicles were removed from the roadway.

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Dump Truck MVC

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10/5/2015: Company 20 responded 3rd due to Tyrone Road off of Cheat Road for a single vehicle (dump truck) on its side with one patient needing extrication due to an access issue.  Squad 203 responded and performed extrication, fluid control, EMS assist and traffic control while the dump truck and its contents were removed from the road. Tyrone Road was intermittently closed for approximately one hour while the incident was investigated by law enforcement and cleared by towing personnel.

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Remembering September 11, 2001

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Today September 11, 2015 the members of Star City Fire and EMS pause, reflect, remember and honor those individuals from Police, EMS and Fire that made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001. Daily these and countless other bold and fearless public servants suit up, head out and face the challenges of the day knowing full well that when they leave their friends and loved ones at home that they may never come home again. Today we do not mourn the deaths of those who have gone on before us, but rather choose to celebrate their lives and honor the selfless sacrifices made on that fateful day. Rest well our brothers and sisters. Listed below are all the confirmed line of duty deaths on September 11, 2001:

FDNY Chief Peter J. Ganci, Jr., 54
FDNY Commissioner William M. Feehan, 72
FDNY Marshal Ronald Paul Bucca, 47
FDNY Chaplain Mychal Judge, 68
Battalion 1
  • Chief Matthew Lancelot Ryan, 54
  • Lt. Paul Thomas Mitchell, 46
Battalion 2
  • Chief William McGovern, 49
  • Chief Richard Prunty, 57
  • Faustino Apostol, Jr., 55
Battalion 4 Lt. Thomas O’Hagan, 43
Battalion 6 Chief John P. Williamson, 46
Battalion 7
  • Chief Orio Palmer, 45
  • Lt. Stephen G. Harrell, 44
  • Lt. Philip Scott Petti, 43
Battalion 8
  • Chief Thomas Patrick DeAngelis, 51
  • Thomas McCann, 45
Battalion 9
  • Chief Dennis Lawrence Devlin, 51
  • Chief Edward F. Geraghty, 45
  • Lt. Charles William Garbarini, 44
  • Carl Asaro, 39
  • Alan D. Feinberg, 48
Battalion 11 Chief John M. Paolillo, 51
Battalion 12 Chief Frederick Claude Scheffold, Jr., 57
Battalion 22 Lt. Charles Joseph Margiotta, 44
Battalion 43 Lt. Geoffrey E. Guja, 49
Battalion 47 Lt. Anthony Jovic, 39
Battalion 48
  • Chief Joseph Grzelak, 52
  • Michael Leopoldo Bocchino, 45
Battalion 49
  • Chief John Moran, 42
Battalion 50 Chief Lawrence T. Stack, 58
Battalion 57
  • Chief Dennis Cross, 60
  • Chief Joseph Ross Marchbanks, Jr, 47
Division 1
  • Capt. Joseph D. Farrelly, 47
  • Capt. Thomas Moody, 45
Division 11 Capt. Timothy M. Stackpole, 42
Division 15
  • Chief Thomas Theodore Haskell, Jr., 37
  • Capt. Martin J. Egan, Jr., 36
  • Capt. William O’Keefe, 48
Engine 1
  • Lt. Andrew Desperito, 43
  • Michael T. Weinberg, 34
Engine 4
  • Calixto Anaya, Jr, 35
  • James C. Riches, 29
  • Thomas G. Schoales, 27
  • Paul A. Tegtmeier, 41
Engine 5 Manuel Del Valle, Jr, 32
Engine 6
  • Paul Beyer, 37
  • Thomas Holohan, 36
  • William R. Johnston, 31
Engine 8 Robert Parro, 35
Engine 10
  • Lt. Gregg Arthur Atlas, 44
  • Jeffrey James Olsen, 31
Engine 21 Capt. William Francis Burke, Jr., 46
Engine 22
  • Thomas Anthony Casoria, 29
  • Michael J. Elferis, 27
  • Vincent D. Kane, 37
  • Martin E. McWilliams, 35
Engine 23
  • Robert McPadden, 30
  • James Nicholas Pappageorge, 29
  • Hector Luis Tirado, Jr., 30
  • Mark P. Whitford, 31
Engine 26
  • Capt. Thomas Farino, 37
  • Dana R Hannon, 29
Engine 29 Michael Ragusa, 29
Engine 33
  • Lt. Kevin Pfeifer, 42
  • David Arce, 36
  • Michael Boyle, 37
  • Robert Evans, 36
  • Keithroy Marcellus Maynard, 30
Engine 37 John Giordano, 47
Engine 40
  • Lt. John F. Ginley, 37
  • Kevin Bracken, 37
  • Michael D. D’Auria, 25
  • Bruce Gary, 51
  • Steven Mercado, 38
Engine 50 Robert W. Spear, Jr., 30
Engine 54
  • Paul John Gill, 34
  • Jose Guadalupe, 37
  • Christopher Santora, 23
Engine 55
  • Lt. Peter L. Freund, 45
  • Robert Lane, 28
  • Christopher Mozzillo, 27
  • Stephen P. Russell, 40
Engine 58 Lt. Robert B. Nagel, 55
Engine 74 Ruben D. Correa, 44
Engine 201
  • Lt. Paul Richard Martini, 37
  • Gregory Joseph Buck, 37
  • Christopher Pickford, 32
  • John Albert Schardt, 34
Engine 205 Lt. Robert Francis Wallace, 43
Engine 207
  • Karl Henry Joseph, 25
  • Shawn Edward Powell, 32
  • Kevin O. Reilly, 28
Engine 214
  • Lt. Carl John Bedigian, 35
  • John Joseph Florio, 33
  • Michael Edward Roberts, 31
  • Kenneth Thomas Watson, 39
Engine 216 Daniel Suhr, 37
Engine 217
  • Lt. Kenneth Phelan, 41
  • Steven Coakley, 36
  • Philip T. Hayes, 67
  • Neil Joseph Leavy, 34
Engine 219 John Chipura, 39
Engine 226
  • Brian McAleese, 36
  • David Paul De Rubbio, 38
  • Stanley S. Smagala, Jr., 36
Engine 230
  • Lt. Brian G. Ahearn, 43
  • Frank Bonomo, 42
  • Michael Scott Carlo, 34
  • Jeffrey Stark, 30
  • Eugene Whelan, 31
  • Edward James White III, 30
Engine 235
  • Lt. Steven Bates, 42
  • Nicholas Paul Chiofalo, 39
  • Francis Esposito, 32
  • Lee S. Fehling, 28
  • Lawrence G. Veling, 44
Engine 238 Lt. Glenn E. Wilkinson, 46
Engine 279
  • Ronnie Lee Henderson, 52
  • Anthony Rodriguez, 36
Engine 285 Raymond R. York, 45
Engine 320 Capt. James J. Corrigan, 60
Haz-Mat 1
  • Lt. John A. Crisci, 48
  • Dennis M. Carey, 51
  • Martin N. DeMeo, 47
  • Thomas Gardner, 39
  • Jonathan R. Hohmann, 48
  • Dennis Scauso, 46
  • Kevin Joseph Smith, 47
Ladder 2
  • Capt. Frederick Ill, Jr, 49
  • Michael J. Clarke, 27
  • George DiPasquale, 33
  • Denis P. Germain, 33
  • Daniel Edward Harlin, 41
  • Carl Molinaro, 32
  • Dennis Michael Mulligan, 32
Ladder 3
  • Capt. Patrick J. Brown, 48
  • Lt. Kevin W. Donnelly, 43
  • Michael Carroll, 39
  • James Raymond Coyle, 26
  • Gerard Dewan, 35
  • Jeffrey John Giordano, 45
  • Joseph Maloney, 45
  • John Kevin McAvoy, 47
  • Timothy Patrick McSweeney, 37
  • Joseph J. Ogren, 30
  • Steven John Olson, 38
Ladder 4
  • Capt. David Terence Wooley, 54
  • Lt. Daniel O’Callaghan, 42
  • Joseph Angelini, Jr, 38
  • Peter Brennan, 30
  • Michael E. Brennan, 27
  • Michael Haub, 34
  • Michael F. Lynch, 33
  • Samuel Oitice, 45
  • John James Tipping II, 33
Ladder 5
  • Lt. Vincent Francis Giammona, 40
  • Lt. Michael Warchola, 51
  • Louis Arena, 32
  • Andrew Brunn, 28
  • Thomas Hannafin, 36
  • Paul Hanlon Keating, 38
  • John A. Santore, 49
  • Gregory Thomas Saucedo, 31
Ladder 7
  • Capt. Vernon Allan Richard, 53
  • George Cain, 35
  • Robert Joseph Foti, 42
  • Richard Muldowney Jr, 40
  • Charles Mendez, 38
  • Vincent Princiotta, 39
Ladder 8 Lt. Vincent Gerard Halloran, 43
Ladder 9
  • Gerard Baptiste, 35
  • John P. Tierney, 27
  • Jeffrey P. Walz, 37
Ladder 10 Sean Patrick Tallon, 26
Ladder 11
  • Lt. Michael Quilty, 42
  • Michael F. Cammarata, 22
  • Edward James Day, 45
  • John F. Heffernan, 37
  • Richard John Kelly, Jr, 50
  • Robert King, Jr, 36
  • Matthew Rogan, 37
Ladder 12
  • Angel L. Juarbe, Jr, 35
  • Michael D. Mullan, 34
Ladder 13
  • Capt. Walter G. Hynes, 46
  • Thomas Hetzel, 33
  • Dennis McHugh, 34
  • Thomas E. Sabella, 44
  • Gregory Stajk, 46
Ladder 15
  • Lt. Joseph Gerard Leavey, 45
  • Richard Lanard Allen, 30
  • Arthur Thaddeus Barry, 35
  • Thomas W. Kelly, 50
  • Scott Kopytko, 32
  • Scott Larsen, 35
  • Douglas E. Oelschlager, 36
  • Eric T. Olsen, 41
Ladder 16
  • Lt. Raymond E. Murphy, 46
  • Robert Curatolo, 31
Ladder 20
  • Capt. John R. Fischer, 46
  • John Patrick Burnside, 36
  • James Michael Gray, 34
  • Sean S. Hanley, 35
  • David Laforge, 50
  • Robert Thomas Linnane, 33
  • Robert D. McMahon, 35
Ladder 21
  • Gerald T. Atwood, 38
  • Gerard Duffy, 53
  • Keith Glascoe, 38
  • Joseph Henry, 25
  • William E. Krukowski, 36
  • Benjamin Suarez, 34
Ladder 24
  • Capt. Daniel J. Brethel, 43
  • Stephen Elliot Belson, 51
Ladder 25
  • Lt. Glenn C. Perry, 41
  • Matthew Barnes, 37
  • John Michael Collins, 42
  • Kenneth Kumpel, 42
  • Robert Minara, 54
  • Joseph Rivelli, 43
  • Paul G. Ruback, 50
Ladder 27 John Marshall, 35
Ladder 35
  • Capt. Frank Callahan, 51
  • James Andrew Giberson, 43
  • Vincent S. Morello, 34
  • Michael Otten, 42
  • Michael Roberts, 30
Ladder 38 Joseph Spor, Jr., 35
Ladder 42 Peter Alexander Bielfeld, 44
Ladder 101
  • Lt. Joseph Gullickson, 37
  • Patrick Byrne, 39
  • Salvatore B. Calabro, 38
  • Brian Cannizzaro, 30
  • Thomas J. Kennedy, 36
  • Joseph Maffeo, 31
  • Terence A. McShane, 37
Ladder 105
  • Capt. Vincent Brunton, 43
  • Thomas Richard Kelly, 39
  • Henry Alfred Miller, Jr, 51
  • Dennis O’Berg, 28
  • Frank Anthony Palombo, 46
Ladder 111 Lt. Christopher P. Sullivan, 39
Ladder 118
  • Lt. Robert M. Regan, 48
  • Joseph Agnello, 35
  • Vernon Paul Cherry, 49
  • Scott Matthew Davidson, 33
  • Leon Smith, Jr., 48
  • Peter Anthony Vega, 36
Ladder 131 Christian Michael Otto Regenhard, 28
Ladder 132
  • Andrew Jordan, 36
  • Michael Kiefer, 25
  • Thomas Mingione, 34
  • John T. Vigiano II, 36
  • Sergio Villanueva, 33
Ladder 136 Michael Joseph Cawley, 32
Ladder 166 William X. Wren, 61
Rescue 1
  • Capt. Terence S. Hatton, 41
  • Lt. Dennis Mojica, 50
  • Joseph Angelini, Sr., 63
  • Gary Geidel, 44
  • William Henry, 49
  • Kenneth Joseph Marino, 40
  • Michael Montesi, 39
  • Gerard Terence Nevins, 46
  • Patrick J. O’Keefe, 44
  • Brian Edward Sweeney, 29
  • David M. Weiss, 41
Rescue 2
  • Lt. Peter C. Martin, 43
  • William David Lake, 44
  • Daniel F. Libretti, 43
  • John Napolitano, 32
  • Kevin O’Rourke, 44
  • Lincoln Quappe, 38
  • Edward Rall, 44
Rescue 3
  • Christopher Joseph Blackwell, 42
  • Thomas Foley, 32
  • Thomas Gambino, Jr., 48
  • Raymond Meisenheimer, 46
  • Donald J. Regan, 47
  • Gerard Patrick Schrang, 45
Rescue 4
  • Capt. Brian Hickey, 47
  • Lt. Kevin Dowdell, 46
  • Terrence Patrick Farrell, 45
  • William J. Mahoney, 37
  • Peter Allen Nelson, 42
  • Durrell V. Pearsall, 34
Rescue 5
  • Capt. Louis Joseph Modafferi, 45
  • Lt. Harvey Harrell, 49
  • John P. Bergin, 39
  • Carl Vincent Bini, 44
  • Michael Curtis Fiore, 46
  • Andre G. Fletcher, 37
  • Douglas Charles Miller, 34
  • Jeffrey Matthew Palazzo, 33
  • Nicholas P. Rossomando, 35
  • Allan Tarasiewicz, 45
Special Operations
  • Chief Raymond Mathew Downey, 63
  • Capt. Patrick J. Waters, 44
  • Lt. Timothy Higgins, 43
  • Lt. Michael Thomas Russo, Sr, 44
Squad 1
  • Capt. James M. Amato, 43
  • Lt. Edward A. D’Atri, 38
  • Lt. Michael Esposito, 41
  • Lt. Michael N. Fodor, 53
  • Brian Bilcher, 37
  • Gary Box, 37
  • Thomas M. Butler, 37
  • Peter Carroll, 42
  • Robert Cordice, 28
  • David J. Fontana, 37
  • Matthew David Garvey, 37
  • Stephen Gerard Siller, 34
Squad 18
  • Lt. William E. McGinn, 43
  • Eric Allen, 44
  • Andrew Fredricks, 40
  • David Halderman, 40
  • Timothy Haskell, 34
  • Manuel Mojica, 37
  • Lawrence Virgilio, 38
Squad 41
  • Lt. Michael K. Healey, 42
  • Thomas Patrick Cullen III, 31
  • Robert Hamilton, 43
  • Michael J. Lyons, 32
  • Gregory Sikorsky, 34
  • R. Bruce Van Hine, 48
Squad 252
  • Tarel Coleman, 32
  • Thomas Kuveikis, 48
  • Peter J. Langone, 41
  • Patrick Lyons, 34
  • Kevin Prior, 28
Squad 288
  • Lt. Ronald T. Kerwin, 42
  • Ronnie E. Gies, 43
  • Joseph Hunter, 31
  • Jonathan Lee Ielpi, 29
  • Adam David Rand, 30
  • Timothy Matthew Welty, 34
EMS Battalion 49
  • Paramedic Carlos R. Lillo, 37
EMS Battalion 57
  • Paramedic Ricardo J. Quinn, 40

Port Authority Police Department

  • Supt. Ferdinand V. Morrone, 63
  • Chief James A. Romito, 51
  • Lt. Robert D. Cirri
  • Insp. Anthony P. Infante, Jr., 47
  • Capt. Kathy Nancy Mazza, 46
  • Sgt. Robert M. Kaulfers, 49
  • Donald James McIntyre, 38
  • Walter Arthur McNeil, 53
  • Joseph Michael Navas, 44
  • James Nelson, 40
  • Alfonse J. Niedermeyer, 40
  • James Wendell Parham, 32
  • Dominick A. Pezzulo, 36
  • Antonio J. Rodrigues, 35
  • Richard Rodriguez, 31
  • Bruce Albert Reynolds, 41
  • Christopher C. Amoroso, 29
  • Maurice V. Barry, 48
  • Clinton Davis, Sr., 38
  • Donald A. Foreman, 53
  • Gregg J. Froehner, 46
  • Uhuru Gonga Houston, 32
  • George G. Howard, 44
  • Thomas E. Gorman
  • Stephen Huczko, Jr., 44
  • Paul William Jurgens, 47
  • Liam Callahan, 44
  • Paul Laszczynski, 49
  • David Prudencio Lemagne, 27
  • John Joseph Lennon, Jr., 44
  • John Dennis Levi, 50
  • James Francis Lynch, 47
  • John P. Skala, 31
  • Walwyn W. Stuart, Jr., 28
  • Kenneth F. Tietjen, 31
  • Nathaniel Webb
  • Michael T. Wholey
  • Sirius, K-9

New York City Police Department

  • Sgt. Timothy A. Roy, Sr., 36
  • Sgt. John Gerard Coughlin, 43
  • Sgt. Rodney C. Gillis, 33
  • Sgt. Michael S. Curtin, 45
  • Det. Joseph V. Vigiano, 34
  • Det. Claude Daniel Richards, 46
  • Moira Ann Smith, 38
  • Ramon Suarez, 45
  • Paul Talty, 40
  • Santos Valentin, Jr., 39
  • Walter E. Weaver, 30
  • Ronald Philip Kloepfer, 39
  • Thomas M. Langone, 39
  • James Patrick Leahy, 38
  • Brian Grady McDonnell, 38
  • John William Perry, 38
  • Glen Kerrin Pettit, 30
  • John D’Allara, 47
  • Vincent Danz, 38
  • Jerome M. P. Dominguez, 37
  • Stephen P. Driscoll, 38
  • Mark Joseph Ellis, 26
  • Robert Fazio, Jr., 41

Private emergency medical services

  • Keith Fairben, 24, – Paramedic
  • Richard Pearlman, 18, – EMT
  • Mario Santoro, 28 –  Paramedic
  • Yamel Merino, 24 – EMT
  • Mohammad Salman Hamdani, 23 – EMT and also a member of the New York City Police Department Cadet Corps
  • Marc Sullins, 30 – EMT
  • Mark Schwartz, 50 – EMT
  • Jeff Simpson, 38 – EMT

Mountainfest – Day 3

The final day of Mountainfest was the biggest and busiest day for the members of SCVFD/SCEMS. As thousands of motorcycles and spectators attended the various shows and activities of the rally many people needed the assistance of SCVFD/SCEMS. Thankfully many of those that Company 20 contacted only needed general assistance and were able to refuse/did not need transport, but those that did need treatment and transport were expertly treated by the members of SCVFD/SCEMS.

Not only did Company 20 remain able to provide high level care and coverage for Mountainfest, but also Company 20 was dispatched to an industrial structure fire in our 2nd due. Crews from Engine 201, Squad 203, Unit 202, and Unit 206 provided back-up interior attack crews, RIT, rehab and accountability for the incident. Due to the quick response of Co. 17, 20, 23 and 13 the turbine fire was able to be contained and extinguished quickly and all units were able to clear from scene within approximately an hour and a half of dispatch.

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Mountainfest – Day 2

Day 2 of Mountainfest at Mylan Park continued to be as busy for SCVFD and SCEMS as day 1. Company 20 personnel continued to provide primary EMS and Fire coverage for the event, able to respond for other emergencies dispatched in the county by MECCA, and available for emergent and non-emergent transports via the SCEMS transport line.

Motorcycle Lines

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