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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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.

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Mountainfest 2018

Star City Fire & EMS had the privilege of providing primary Fire and EMS coverage for MountainFest 2018. Special thanks to Wilderness VFD in Nicholas County for the use of their side by side and Nathan Cogar from Serious Diesel Performance for the use of his Mini-Truck.

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EMS Chief Hitchens accepts award

Pictured left to right – Mon County Commissioner Tom Bloom, Tim Manchin, John Hitchens, Taylor Downs, Jared Lamb.

EMS Chief and Administrator John Hitchens accepting the Manchin Law Office First Responder Award. “I’m truly humbled to have received this award” – Chief Hitchens.  Proceeds of the award have been donated to the Pantry Plus Program in Monongalia County. Special thanks to the Manchin Law Office for making this happen!

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