Mountainfest – Day 3

The final day of Mountainfest was the biggest and busiest day for the members of SCVFD/SCEMS. As thousands of motorcycles and spectators attended the various shows and activities of the rally many people needed the assistance of SCVFD/SCEMS. Thankfully many of those that Company 20 contacted only needed general assistance and were able to refuse/did not need transport, but those that did need treatment and transport were expertly treated by the members of SCVFD/SCEMS.

Not only did Company 20 remain able to provide high level care and coverage for Mountainfest, but also Company 20 was dispatched to an industrial structure fire in our 2nd due. Crews from Engine 201, Squad 203, Unit 202, and Unit 206 provided back-up interior attack crews, RIT, rehab and accountability for the incident. Due to the quick response of Co. 17, 20, 23 and 13 the turbine fire was able to be contained and extinguished quickly and all units were able to clear from scene within approximately an hour and a half of dispatch.

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Mountainfest – Day 2

Day 2 of Mountainfest at Mylan Park continued to be as busy for SCVFD and SCEMS as day 1. Company 20 personnel continued to provide primary EMS and Fire coverage for the event, able to respond for other emergencies dispatched in the county by MECCA, and available for emergent and non-emergent transports via the SCEMS transport line.

Motorcycle Lines

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Mountainfest – Day 1


Today, July 23, 2015, started day one of Mountainfest 2015 an annual motorcycle rally held at Mylan Park in Morgantown. Star City EMS was contracted to provide EMS coverage for the event and was staged and dispatched from ‘the hill’ overlooking the Mountainfest grounds. Other members of SCVFD provided fire coverage for the event and were staged and dispatched from the same location as SCEMS. Numerous SCVFD/SCEMS crews from Engine 201, Squad 203, Unit 206, Medic 21, Medic 27, Ambulance 29 as well as multiple ‘quick response’ ATVs remained on scene all day from 9am (before the event opened) to 11pm (when the event grounds closed).

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“Hell Night” Training

Friday, 7/10/2015, over 30 of our officers and members participated in a training event that has been given the nickname “Hell Night.” This training event was designed to test how our members react to scenarios they know very little about, operate on very little sleep, and work together as a team. The event began on 7/10/2015 1900 hours and concluded on 7/11/2015 at 0530 hours.

In the first scenario, our members faced a mock house fire with entrapment. This fire resulted from a domestic disturbance, so our crews had to deal with a primary search, heavy fire conditions, and patients who were very agitated.

The next scenario was a vehicle accident with entrapment of 4 patients and ejection of a 5th. Crews had to remove doors and work together as a team to efficient extrication and provide effective medical care.

The final scenario was a missing person that resulted in a low angle rope rescue. In this event, crews had to establish search techniques, set up a low angle hauling system, and package a patient in a stokes for hauling.

There is no doubt that our department as a whole walked away from this event with a training plan for the remainder of the year.

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MVC – Willowdale Road


On 7/4/15 at 1701 while staging for the Morgantown 4th of July parade Company 20 was alerted for a two vehicle head-on type collision on Willowdale Road near Stadium Drive. Squad 203 and Ambulance 21 responded from downtown to assist MONEMS and Monongalia County PD with the incident. Company 20 personnel assisted with patient care, vehicle stabilization, fluid removal, fire prevention and traffic control while PD investigated the incident. Needless to say Squad 203 and Ambulance 21 didn’t make the parade, but the volunteers of SCVFD remain ready to answer the call to action.

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Cheat Lake Boating Accident

At approximately 2100 hrs, Medic 21 and Ambulance 29 were alerted to assist with a mass casualty incident on Cheat Lake. Mon EMS Captain 404 had EMS and advised a total of 12 patients for transport. Both units from SCEMS transported patients to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Other agencies operating on the scene included Mon EMS, JanCare, Marion County Rescue Squad, Cheat Lake VFD, Brookhaven VFD, Point Marion VFD (PA), HealthNet, Air Evac, Monongalia County Sheriffs Office, and the WV Natural Resources Police. This incident was mitigated very well and all crews returned to service without incident.

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