2015 Stats

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End of the year stats for Co. 20 are in! Members from Co. 20 responded to 1158 calls for service, including 28 building fires, 8 cooking fires, 7 vehicles fires, 7 brush fires, 65 vehicle accidents with injuries (13 extrication and 4 vehicle vs pedestrians), and 82 vehicle accidents with no injuries.

Top Responders for the year of 2015 were:

FF Jacob Peretin- 327 calls
Duty Officer Justin Knotts- 313 calls
Captain/EMT Ryan Gillespie- 309 calls
Duty Officer Adam Thompson- 268 calls
Lieutenant/EMT Ethan Bailey- 267 calls
FF Brian Sites- 229 calls
Chief Kris Osecky- 224 calls
FF/EMT Jared Lamb- 221 calls
FF Chris Eisenhut- 214 calls
FF Thomas Sites- 213 calls
Duty Officer/EMT Dennis Chaney- 199 calls
FF/EMT Wendell Hofer- 193 calls
EMS Chief Megan Simmons- 189 calls
Lieutenant Sam Hannah- 184 calls
FF/EMT Mike Singer- 146 calls
FF Zach Karn/ FF/EMT Cory Thomas- 129 calls
FF/EMT Joe McVey- 127 calls
FF/EMT Morgan Langston- 117 calls
FF/EMT Jesse Hedrick- 109 calls
FF/EMT Joe Klass- 103 calls

Company 20 would like to thank Blacksville VFD, Brookhaven VFD, Cassville VFD, Cheat Lake VFD, Clinton District VFD, Cool Springs VFD, Granville VFD, Triune-Halleck VFD, Westover VFD, Mt Morris (PA) VFD, and Monongalia County HIRT for all the help with mutual aid that they have provided in 2015!

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12/16/2015: “Shop with a Cop”

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12/16/2015: Members of Company 20, Company 17, Star City PD, and Granville PD all participated in the annual “Shop with a Cop” night at Walmart in the University Town Centre. Hundreds of local children participated in this community outreach event where the children were allowed to pick out items from “Mr. C” from their Christmas lists. Thanks goes out to all firefighters and officers involved with special thanks to the University Town Centre Walmart for their continued support of this worthwhile cause to make the Christmas season a little brighter for children in our community.

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12/11/15: Star City Christmas Parade

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Today, 12/11/15, the Town of Star City hosted it’s annual Christmas Parade. Members from Companies 20, 13, 21 and 23 all participated in the festivities as well as many other floats, bands, dance troops and members from the greater Morgantown area. After the parade concluded everyone was invited to stop by Company 20 for the lighting of the Christmas tree and to partake in light refreshments provided by the Town of Star City…we even had a visit from Santa himself. A special thanks to all the organizers of the event from the Town of Star City for this enjoyable community event.

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2015 Star City Volunteer Fire Department Banquet

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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.

Saint Mary’s Christmas Tree Lighting

Earlier this evening, Company 20 assisted Saint Mary’s Catholic Church with the lighting of their Christmas tree. With the help of Tower 204, Boy Scout Troop 44, and Saint Mary’s church members, the tree was lit just in time for the upcoming Christmas season. Thank you to Saint Mary’s for asking us to assist – we are always happy to serve our community!

11/11/2015: Structure Fire

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At approximately 1230 on 11/11/2015 Company 20 was dispatched for a structure fire off of Point Marion Road in the area of the Fine Diamonds Club. Upon arrival crews discovered a two story residential structure with heavy visible smoke and flames from the second story and roof. An interior attack and search was coordinated with Companies 14 and 23 and County Tanker 172 which resulted in the extinguishment of the fire. A special thanks to Monongalia EMS for standing by on scene for EMS care and rehabilitation.

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October Run Stats

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Stats are in for the month of October!!

Company 20 responded to 75 calls for service.  Included in those numbers were 2 working structure fires, 2 working vehicle fires, 8 vehicle accidents with injury (2 with entrapment) and 4 vehicle accidents without injury.

Top responders for the month of October were:

Firefighter Jacob Peretin – 39 calls

Firefighter Chris Eisenhut – 26 calls

Duty Officer Justin Knotts – 25 calls

Duty Officer Adam Thompson & Firefighter Jared Lamb – 22 calls

Lieutenant Sam Hannah – 21 calls

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10/28/2015: Vehicle Fire

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10/28/2015: At 0825 Company 20 was alerted to a vehicle fire at the Wedgewood Medical Arts building off VanVoorhis Road. Initial size-up yielded a single vehicle with smoke and flames showing and possibly endangering a structure. Engine 201 and Ambulance 28 responded to the incident and upon arrival found one passenger vehicle in the parking area with substantial smoke and flames showing from the engine compartment, but no apparent danger to the structure. (1) 200ft 1 3/4″ crosslay was utilized for access to the vehicle and to extinguish the fire. Due to the quick response and effective scene work of the responding personnel the passenger compartment was very minimally involved. As a result, all personal belongings inside the vehicle (including the paper registration and insurance cards in the glovebox) were able to be returned to the owner of the vehicle undamaged.

***WEDGEWOOD DRIVE VIDEO***
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10/20/15: 18 Wheeler Fire

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10/20/15: Company 20 was alerted for a vehicle fire on I-79 in the area of the 157 milemarker Northbound. Additional calls to MECCA gained further information that an 18 wheeler’s trailer was on fire. Engine 201 and Tower 204 (who both had just cleared from a fire alarm) responded with full crews to the incident. Upon arriving on scene Co. 20 personnel found the left rear area near the wheels of the trailer on fire. I-79 Northbound was shut down by Tower 204’s crew while Engine 201’s crew began extinguishing the fire. Investigation into the interior of the trailer revealed minimal damage to the contents (food packages) above the fire with no extension to the remainder of the trailer. Since the vehicle was fully extinguished, off the side of the road and the operator was able to secure transfer of the products, Company 20 personnel were able to release the scene to WVDOT courtesy patrol and return to service.

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Structure Fire – 10/20/15

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At approximately 1100 hours, Company 20 was dispatched for a structure fire off of Agronomy Farm Road in Morgantown. As the scene was being approached, black smoke could be seen on the horizon. Upon arrival to the scene, a garage that had caught fire was discovered. Together with Companies 12, 14, and 16, the fire was extinguished in short order. Special thanks to Monongalia EMS for standing by for emergency medical care and rehabilitation.

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