Congratulations to EMS Chief John Hitchens on being selected the Manchin Law Office 1st Responder Award recipient! We at SCVFD are thankful for his diligent work as EMS Chief and can not think of a more deserving person to be honored with this award.
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Congratulations to our Fire Chief Ethan Bailey for being named the 2017 Telecommunicator of the Year for Monongalia County (MECCA 911). Ethan is truly dedicated to the communities we serve and we thank him for his work both as Fire Chief with SCVFD and Telecommunicator for MECCA 911.
Did you know that Star City EMS now carries Tranexamic Acid otherwise known as TXA? TXA is an optional medication approved by the West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services that is an antifibrinolytic agent which has been shown to reduce overall mortality and death due to bleeding among severely injured patients when administered within the first 3 hours following a trauma. Star City EMS is proud to carry this potentially lifesaving medication on all our EMS units.
Star City Fire & EMS is proud to announce that two of our employees recently obtained new levels of their respective certifications. Matt Osecky is now a certified emergency medical technician and Matt Viekman is now a certified paramedic. Congratulations to you both and thank you for your dedication.
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.