MVC – Willowdale Road

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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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June 2015 Stats

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Stats are in for the month of June!

Crews from Co. 20 responded to a total of 102 calls for the month. Of those calls, 2 were working building fires, 5 were vehicle accidents with injuries, including 1 entrapment, and 4 were vehicle accidents with no injuries.

For the first half of 2015, crews have answered 661 calls total. Of those, 16 were working building fires, 27 were vehicle accidents with injuries, including 5 entrapments and 1 major HAZMAT incident with injury, and 40 were vehicle accidents with no injuries.

Top Responders for the month of June were:

FF Joe Bragg – 35 calls
Duty Officer Adam Thompson – 31 calls
Lieutenant Ethan Bailey – 29 calls
FF Brian Sites and Duty Officer Justin Knotts – 27 calls
FF Mike Singer – 26 calls

Top Responders for the first half of 2015 were:

Captain Ryan Gillespie – 230 calls
Duty Officer Justin Knotts – 186 calls
Lieutenant Ethan Bailey – 171 calls
Duty Officer Adam Thompson – 170 calls
FF Thomas Sites – 169 calls
Chief Kris Osecky and FF Brian Sites – 162 calls
FF Jacob Peretin – 149 calls
FF Wendell Hofer – 130 calls
Duty Officer Dennis Chaney – 120 calls
Probationary Firefighter Megan Rardon – 118 calls

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Air Conservation Training

On Wednesday, June 24th, members participated in weekly training exercises. This week’s focus was on air management, and it was a valuable experience for new members who weren’t yet fully familiarized with air packs and air conservation. Participants wore full gear, including air packs, and played several rounds of dodgeball in the bay. The strenuous activity closely simulated physical requirements on the fire scene, and participants gained valuable knowledge on air conservation.

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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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Vehicle Fire – 05/24

At 11:18, Company 20 was alerted to assist Company 14 (Cheat Lake VFD) for a vehicle fire with exposures. Initial dispatch was for a vehicle fire, but further information from MECCA advised that they were receiving multiple calls and were advising that the house was beginning to catch fire. A full assignment was struck for Company 20, Company 12 (Brookhaven VFD), and Tanker 172 (Monongalia County Tanker). Engine 201 and Unit 202 went out with a crew of 6 total. 14-4 arrived on scene with a working vehicle fire with fire damage beginning on the side of the structure. Engine 141 and Engine 201 arrived on scene simultaneously and went to work. Engine 141 stretched a 1 1/2 attack line and began cooling the exposure while Engine 201’s crew went to work opening the vehicles engine compartment and dashboard in order to access the main body of fire. Fire suppression was completed. Engine 123 and Tanker 172 arrived on scene to assist.

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Structure Fire – 05/23

On 05/23/2015 at 1230, Company 20 was alerted to assist Company 14 for a structure fire. Engine 201 and Unit 202 responded with a total crew of 4. Further information from MECCA advised that residents heard a loud pop and then noticed smoke coming from the wall. Engine 141 arrived on scene with light smoke showing and staged Engine 201 and Unit 202. A small fire was found inside the wall and was extinguished.

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Equipment Testing

On 5/22/2015 Company 20 and Waterway, a Pittsburgh company that specializes in hose and ladder testing, spent the day testing Engine 201, Squad 203, and Tower 204. This is done annually in order to better serve the community with well-maintained equipment.

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Community Day

Today, Engine 201, Squad 203, Medic 21, and Pierce, the station dog met with local children and their families for Star City’s Community Day. Those attending were able to see our equipment first hand, ask questions about our operations and equipment, sit inside the apparatus, and even meet Pierce, our dalmatian.

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