7/24/2017: Touch a Truck at Chick-fil-A

On 7/24/17, Star City Fire & EMS participated in Touch-A-Truck at Chick-fil-A on Patteson Drive. Engine 209, staffed with Capt Gillespie, FF Andrew Ross, FF Justin Maggard, FF Kameron Freeman, and Ambulance 27 staffed with FF/EMT John Thorne and EMT Gus Shaffer were on hand for the event. Children of various ages enjoyed the fire truck, ambulance, and many other apparatus on site, including HealthNet Aeromedical Services, Morgantown Police Department, and the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department.

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Star City Fire & EMS would like to extend a big thank you to Chick-fil-A for inviting us to attend!

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7/22/2017: Operation Dawson Storm MCI Drill

On 7/22/17 Star City Fire & EMS participated in Operation Dawson Storm at the WVU Police Department. Star City EMS assisted Mon EMS with patient transport in an MCI situation and Star City Engine 201 provided water supply to the Monongalia County HAZMAT for decontamination of patients and responders. Our members thoroughly enjoyed participating in the drill and look forward to working with other agencies to continue our training and preparedness to better serve our community.

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Mountainfest 2017: Day 1

Star City Fire & EMS has the privilege of providing EMS coverage for MountainFest 2017. Special thanks to Chief Charley Bickford of Wilderness FD in Nicholas County for the use of their side by side and Nathan Cogar from Serious Diesel Performance for the use of their Mini-Truck. Hoping for a great and safe event!

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CPR/First Aid: Day 1

What a great day we had here at Star City Fire and EMS! EMS Captain Jamie Murray was able to certify 14 people in the lifesaving skills of CPR and First Aid. We are very proud of this accomplishment by Jamie and hope to be able to certify more people on our second day. Would YOU like to learn the lifesaving skills of CPR and First Aid? Join us at station this Thursday May 25th for our second day as we offer FREE TRAINING CLASSES at 9am, 1pm or 4pm.

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EMS week festivities

EMS Week is coming SOON! 

May 21 – May 27 is National EMS Week recognizing EMS providers across the nation.  This year for EMS Week the Star City Fire Department and its EMS Division would like to give something special back to our community, the gift of life.  The Star City Fire Department will be providing FREE CPR classes on May 22nd and May 25th during EMS Week at 9am, 1pm, and 4pm each day in honor of EMS Week.  Just come to the department 10 minutes prior to any start time for registration and our staff of instructors will certify you in CPR and First Aid at no charge after completing the class.  You will also get to meet your dedicated citizen volunteer firefighters and the staff of the EMS Division while learning the lifesaving skills of CPR and First Aid.  If you have any questions feel free to call the station and we will be happy to answer your questions!

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4/22/17: MVC I-79 S @ MM 159


4/22/2017: Company 20 was alerted for a two vehicle (truck vs. tractor trailer) high speed MVC on I-79 South in the area of the 159 mile marker. Engine 209, Squad 203 and Medic 21 responded to scene and upon arrival found both vehicles still in the roadway with heavy front end damage to the truck. Despite the substantial damage to the truck the occupant was able to removed without extrication and both the truck and semi driver refused transport via EMS. Company 20 units remained on scene providing traffic control and fluid management until the vehicles could be removed from the roadway and then returned to service.

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3/18/17: MVC at Chaplin Road and Exit 155

3/18/17: Company 20 was dispatched to a two vehicle side impact collision on Chaplin Road and the southbound 155 mile marker intersection. Squad 203 and Medic 29 responded to the incident along with MonEMS 74 and 76 and West Virginia State Police. Upon arrival crews found a two vehicle side impact collision with moderate damage to the vehicles and occupants still in the vehicles. No extrication was needed to access patients and so crews from all responding agencies proceeded to set up traffic control, stabilize and package three patients for transport, provide scene shielding/safety, and mitigate fluids leaking onto the roadway. After PD and EMS cleared from scene Squad 203 continued providing traffic control and scene safety/shielding until the cars could be removed from the roadway and then returned to service.

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3/13/17: MVC with rollover (I-79N @ mm 160)

 

3/13/17: Company 20 was alerted for a high speed, single vehicle MVC with rollover in the area of mile marker 159 on I-79N. Squad 203, Unit 202 and Medic 29 responded to the incident and upon arrival found one vehicle off the roadway on its top, but single occupant out of the vehicle. Due to confusion by motorists unfamiliar with the area and the incident being in such close proximity to the WV/PA state line our Pennsylvanian mutual aid department (Mount Morris Co. 18) received the call first and were on scene prior to Co. 20 units working with EMS to stabilize the occupant for transport. Company 20 provided incident shielding and traffic control until Mon EMS transported the patient to Ruby Memorial and the vehicle was able to be removed from scene.

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10/17/16: MVC on West Run Road

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10/17/16: Company 20 along with Station 20 and Company 14 were alerted to the area of West Run Road and Stewartstown Road for a single vehicle MVC over an embankment. E-201, S-203, and M-29 responded to scene and found a single vehicle over an embankment and on its passenger side with one injured patient present. After stabilization all hands began working to simultaneously access, extricate and treat the patient. Once extricated the patient was packaged and hauled up the embankment via stokes basket and backboard to the awaiting ambulance. All equipment was then returned to service and the scene was turned over to law enforcement and towing personnel for investigation and vehicle recovery.

***NOTE: picture was taken after stabilization was removed from scene/vehicle.***

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