CPR/First Aid: Day 1

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.

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Welcome Dr. Katie Hill

Star City Fire & EMS would like to welcome Dr. Katie Hill as our new Medical Director. We look forward to working with Dr. Hill as we move our fire medical response and EMS Division forward.

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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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Lotto Raffle

The Star City Volunteer Fire Department is selling “Lotto Raffle” tickets for a fundraiser to occur during the month of July. Each ticket is a $5.00 donation and gives you 26 chances to win!! The daily winner is based on the WV Lottery “Daily 3” each day the numbers are drawn. To get your ticket(s) see any SCVFD member, stop by the station, send us a message via FACEBOOK or call the station at (304) 599-1539. Thank you for supporting your citizen volunteers of Star City Volunteer Fire Department.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PIERCE

4/14/2017: If you’re driving by our station today make sure you give a honk to help us celebrate Pierce’s birthday…It’s a nice day so he will probably be outside on the pad enjoying the weather. Happy birthday to our longest serving live in member!!

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Cornhole Tournament

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the cornhole tournament scheduled for Saturday, April 15th has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and hope to reschedule for a later time. Please contact us if you have any further questions. Thank you for your continued support of Star City Volunteer Fire Department!

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“Fire is everyone’s fight”

“Fire is Everyone’s Fight” is a FEMA program designed to unite the fire service, civilians and many others in a collaborative effort to reduce home fire injuries, deaths and property loss. FEMA estimates that 16,000 people are killed/injured by fire every year. The most common cause of fire is cooking.

Simple steps to take to help prevent fire and related injury while cooking are:

  1. Be as cautious as possible while cooking and baking.
  2. Do not wear loose fitting clothes while cooking.
  3. Keep a “3 foot kid free zone” around all cooking areas.
  4. Keep all burnable materials clear of all hot surfaces / open flame.
  5. Turn pot/pan handles in.

SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES!! Make sure to install smoke detectors inside and outside all sleeping rooms as well as on every level of your home with hard wired detectors with battery backup being the best option. Make sure to test all detectors once a month and change batteries every six months.

Seconds count in case of a fire emergency. Make sure to establish and practice multiple routes to escape your home in case of a fire. Once safely out of your home GET OUT, STAY OUT and do not re-enter the structure for ANY reason.

Below is a short video presented by FEMA and the United States Fire Administration that you can share with your friends and family to help educate them about the dangers of fire.

 FIRE IS EVERYONE’S FIGHT

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Close your door while you sleep

Closing your door at night while you sleep and having multiple working smoke detectors in your home is paramount to surviving a fire that may start in your home. Below you will find a news story done by KDKA in Pittsburgh showing real life footage of a fire in a residence. In the video you will see that even with fire directly outside the bedroom with the door closed the space inside is virtually untouched, however, a bedroom down the hall from the fire with the door open would have been full of smoke and fire. Visit http://www.closeyourdoor.org for more information.

CLOSE YOUR DOOR – KDKA NEWS

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