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


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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9/19/16 – MVC: Suncrest Towne Centre / Route 705


9/19/2016: Company 20 was alerted to the intersection of Suncrest Towne Centre Drive and Route 705 for a two vehicle rear-end type MVC with heavy front end damage. Squad 203 and Unit 202 responded and while en-route received updates from MECCA 911 of possible fire in one vehicle and questionable access issues to a patient. MON EMS arrived on scene without access issues to the patient and found no fire present at time of arrival. Upon arriving on scene Squad 203, Unit 202 and their crews gained traffic control/set-up safety zone for emergency personnel, stood by for fire suppression, assisted with patient care, and provided fluid and debris mitigation. One patient was transported via ambulance and one patient was treated on scene as a result of the incident.

While on the road remember to be mindful of your surroundings, DO NOT drive or allow anyone you are riding with to drive distracted, DO NOT drive under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEATBELT.

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6/9/16: Company 20 assists with Heavy Rescue

6/9/16: Members of Companies 20 and 16 along with Monongalia County H.I.R.T and Monongalia County EMS were dispatched to Earl L. Core Road/Tyrone Road to assist Company 12 with a Heavy Rescue involving a tri-axle dump truck over an embankment approximately 30 feet into a creek. Crews on scene were directed by incident command to perform multiple tasks including traffic control, stabilization of the vehicle, patient care, extrication and packaging of the driver, leaking fluid mitigation and hazmat operations. Thanks to the actions of all crews on scene the incident was managed quickly and efficiently with all companies returned to service without incident.

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2015 Star City Volunteer Fire Department Banquet

2015 SCVFD Banquet Video

Star City VFD hosted their annual Christmas/Awards Banquet on Saturday, December 5, 2015

Annual award winners were:
EMS Top Responders (Jan 1-October 31)
Charles Wisser
Amanda Weese
Russell McElroy
Michaela Hart
Ryan Gillespie

Firefighter Top Responders (Jan 1- Nov 15)
Ryan Gillespie
Justin Knotts
Jacob Peretin
Adam Thompson
Ethan Bailey
Kris Osecky
Brian Sites
Thomas Sites
Jared Lamb
Dennis Chaney

Rookie of the Year- Cory Thomas
Firefighter of the Year- Jared Lamb
Officer of the Year- Ryan Gillespie

Co. 20 would like to thank all of our members for their dedication, as well as all mutual aid companies who have assisted us in 2015.