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.
On 8/1/17, at approximately 1630 hours, Squad 203 and Chase 206 were alerted to respond to the area of the 159 mile marker, Interstate 79, in reference to a seven vehicle accident. Initial dispatch was multiple entrapment in multiple vehicles, several injuries and possible ejections. Resources were immediately requested from multiple departments in Monongalia County, Marion County, and Greene County, PA due to the severity of the call. First arriving crews from Mount Morris VFC, who had better access due to the incident being in the northbound lanes, advised that there were 5 cars involved, negative entrapments and only two patients for transport. This updated information allowed some responding resources to be returned to service per Command 20. Company 20 units remained on scene to provide traffic control for towing companies and fluid management and cleanup while Miller Environmental responded from their operations center. Thanks to the outstanding work by MECCA, Greene County dispatch, Fire, EMS, and PD the resources were all in place had this been a Mass Casualty Incident as first dispatched.
Star City Fire & EMS would like to thank Monongalia EMS, EMS Southwest, Marion County County Rescue Squad, JanCare EMS, Westover Volunteer Fire Department, Granville Volunteer Fire Department, Cassville Volunteer Fire Department, Mount Morris Volunteer Fire Company, Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, and Miller Environmental for an excellent response to this incident.
7/29/2017: Today Star City EMS had the honor of assisting the Marion County Rescue Squad mitigate the aftermath caused by the devastating floods that occurred last night and today. Operating from headquarters in Fairmont, SCEMS was able to assist by handling some of the in county calls while the specialized rescue teams from MCRS worked 20+ hours in all parts of Marion County to rescue those trapped by the sudden flooding. Our thoughts and prayers are with those effected by this disaster and those first responders working to mitigate the damage. SCEMS saw first hand how the residents of Marion County are blessed to have such a dedicated group of EMS and rescue personnel available to respond in times of need. The Marion County Rescue Squad is accepting donations of water and/or cleaning supplies at their station on Virginia Avenue in Fairmont.
On 7/24/17, Star City Fire & EMS participated in Touch-A-Truck at Chick-fil-A on Patteson Drive. Engine 209, staffed with Captain Ryan Gillespie, FF Andrew Ross, FF Justin Maggard, and 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.