9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Today FF Tyler Anderson and FF Zach Karn climbed over 190 flights of steps in memory of our 343 brother firefighters and all others that lost their lives 16 years ago. It goes without saying that heroes never die and that we as an emergency services community will never forget. Rest easy brothers.

FF Anderson climbed this year for Captain Terence S. Hatton. Captain Hatton served as the OIC with FDNY Rescue Company 1 during the attacks on the World Trade Center.

FF Karn climbed this year for Firefighter Christopher Blackwell of FDNY Rescue Company 3.

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2nd Annual Elimination Dinner

Star City Fire & EMS will be hosting our 2nd annual Elimination Dinner on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Knights of Columbus in Star City. Tickets are $50.00 for two people and it will be a buffet style dinner. Alcohol is included in the price of ticket for anyone over the age of 21.

Please see any SCVFD member or stop by station to get a ticket! We look forward to seeing you there!

DIRECTIONS TO THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS IN STAR CITY

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1st Annual Star City Volunteer Fire Department Trail Run

Come out and support the Star City Volunteer Fire Department by running in the 1st Annual Star City Volunteer Fire Department Trail Run on April 28th, 2018. This roughly 3 mile run through the hills of West Virginia will give most runners a nice little challenge. The event will be held at the Mylan Park Event Center in Morgantown, West Virginia. All proceeds will help us better serve the citizens of Star City and Monongalia County.

Registration will begin at 8 AM at Mylan Park with the race starting at 10 AM. All runners under 18 will need to have a parent or guardian sign their waiver on race day. Please bring a valid photo ID.

SIGN UP FOR THE RACE HERE!!!

DIRECTIONS TO MYLAN PARK

8/12/2017: All-American Family Festival

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.

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7/29/2017: Assisting Marion County with flash flooding

7/29/2017: Today Star City EMS had the honor of assisting the Marion County Rescue Squad mitigate the aftermath caused by the devastating floods that occurred last night and today. Operating from headquarters in Fairmont, SCEMS was able to assist by handling some of the in county calls while the specialized rescue teams from MCRS worked 20+ hours in all parts of Marion County to rescue those trapped by the sudden flooding. Our thoughts and prayers are with those effected by this disaster and those first responders working to mitigate the damage. SCEMS saw first hand how the residents of Marion County are blessed to have such a dedicated group of EMS and rescue personnel available to respond in times of need. The Marion County Rescue Squad is accepting donations of water and/or cleaning supplies at their station on Virginia Avenue in Fairmont.

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7/24/2017: Touch a Truck at Chick-fil-A

On 7/24/17, Star City Fire & EMS participated in Touch-A-Truck at Chick-fil-A on Patteson Drive. Engine 209, staffed with Captain Ryan Gillespie, FF Andrew Ross, FF Justin Maggard, and FF Kameron Freeman, and Ambulance 27 staffed with FF/EMT John Thorne and EMT Gus Shaffer were on hand for the event. Children of various ages enjoyed the fire truck, ambulance, and many other apparatus on site, including HealthNet Aeromedical Services, Morgantown Police Department, and the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department.

CHECK OUT WDTV’S COVERAGE OF THE EVENT

Star City Fire & EMS would like to extend a big thank you to Chick-fil-A for inviting us to attend!

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Staying safe in the heat

Star City Volunteer Fire and EMS offers tips to stay safe in the heat. Check out our segment on WBOY where we offer advice not only for Mountainfest, but also to stay safe during hot summer weather at all times.

  1. Always drink plenty of water while in the heat even if you do not feel thirsty
  2. Limit your consumption of alcohol
  3. Take frequent breaks during strenuous outside activity
  4. Stay in a shaded place as much as possible during extended outside activity
  5. Wear lightweight, light-colored, and loose fitting clothing
  6. If possible remain indoors in an air conditioned place during times of extreme heat
  7. Check on friends and neighbors
  8. Know the signs of heat related illness and get help for yourself or others if the signs/symptoms are present:
    1. Signs of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale, ashen or flushed skin; headache; nausea; dizziness; weakness; and exhaustion. Move the person to a cooler environment with circulating air. Remove or loosen as much clothing as possible and apply cool, wet cloths or towels to the skin. Fanning or spraying the person with water also can help. If the person is conscious, give small amounts of a cool fluid such as a commercial sports drink or fruit juice to restore fluids and electrolytes. Milk or water may also be given. Give about 4 ounces of fluid every 15 minutes.
    2. Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition that usually occurs by ignoring the signals of heat exhaustion. Heat stroke develops when the body systems are overwhelmed by heat and begin to stop functioning. Signs of heat stroke include extremely high body temperature, red skin which may be dry or moist; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; rapid, shallow breathing; confusion; vomiting; and seizures.
      1. Heat stroke is life-threatening. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
      2. Rapidly cool the body by immersing the person up to the neck in cold water, if possible OR douse or spray the person with cold water
      3. Sponge the person with ice water-doused towels over the entire body, frequently rotating the cold, wet towels.
      4. Cover the person with bags of ice.
      5. If you are not able to measure and monitor the person’s temperature, apply rapid cooling methods for 20 minutes or until the person’s condition improves.

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