EMS week 2018 comes to a close

As we near the end of EMS week for 2018 all of us at Star City Fire and EMS look back on the week we’ve had and are truly grateful. A special thanks to SERIOUS DIESEL PERFORMANCE for the gift of lunch and dinner today for our EMS staff. We also learned today that our EMS Chief and Administrator John Hitchens has been recognized as the “EMS Administrator of the Year” by the WV State Office of EMS.  We are so thankful for our 100% volunteer fire department members and our paid EMS staff.  We are learning, training, and are growing together.  The Star City Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Division are a family and we can’t wait to see what great things the future holds.

Want to be a part of our family and help the citizens of Monongalia County in the process? We’d love to meet you and are always looking for new members of our fire department family. Visit our RECRUITMENT page for more information. From all of us at The Star City Volunteer Fire Department and EMS divisions we hope you have a blessed Memorial Day weekend.

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5/25/2018: 2 Vehicle MVC with fire (Point Marion Road)

Company 20, 14 and 12 toned for two vehicle head-on type collision on Point Marion Road. Call was upgraded to ‘MVC with fire’ while en-route.

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WVU Kids Safety & Fitness Expo at WVU CPASS

(Pictured LEFT to RIGHT): Ryan Gillespie / Tyler Anderson / Ethan Bailey / Joe McVey / Joe Klass

Earlier this evening, members from Company 20 attended the annual WVU Kids Safety & Fitness Expo. Both kids and adults were shown Engine 209, its equipment, and were given information about the fire service and fire safety. Special thanks to WVU for inviting us to this event!

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EMS Chief Hitchens accepts award

Pictured left to right – Mon County Commissioner Tom Bloom, Tim Manchin, John Hitchens, Taylor Downs, Jared Lamb.

EMS Chief and Administrator John Hitchens accepting the Manchin Law Office First Responder Award. “I’m truly humbled to have received this award” – Chief Hitchens.  Proceeds of the award have been donated to the Pantry Plus Program in Monongalia County. Special thanks to the Manchin Law Office for making this happen!

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EMS Week 2018

Statement from our EMS Chief, John Hitchens:

“Today marks the start of EMS Week and is definitely a special time here at Star City Fire & EMS. The management and field staff of Star City EMS work tirelessly to always put “PATIENT CARE FIRST” in all we do and in every decision we make. We have made great strides over the past year and are looking forward to what this next year brings. As we continue to expand our operation with experienced providers and state of the art equipment we do everything we can for the residents of Monongalia County and the entire North Central Region. None of this would be possible without our EMS staff and it certainly doesn’t take a “special week” to realize how much they are appreciated and valued at our organization. If you happen to see some of our EMS staff out this week, please take the time to thank them for all their hard work and dedication.”

From all of us at Star City Volunteer Fire Department we wish all EMS personnel from our agency and across the nation a safe and happy EMS week! Thank you for all you do for the communities and patients you serve.

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Hitchens recipient of Manchin Law Office 1st Responder Award

Congratulations to EMS Chief John Hitchens on being selected the Manchin Law Office 1st Responder Award recipient! We at SCVFD are thankful for his diligent work as EMS Chief and can not think of a more deserving person to be honored with this award.

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5/18/2018 – Reported Structure Fire: Trinity High School

Companies 20, 12, 14 and Tanker 172 were alerted to a reported structure fire at Trinity High School in Co. 12’s area. Engine 201 and 209 responded and once on scene were tasked by Incident Command with accessing the “C” side FDC connection and sending units to enter from the building’s side “C” to investigate the smoke condition. Crews determined that a faulty HVAC unit motor on the structure’s roof had failed, overheated and caused the structure to fill with smoke through the duct work. Once the source of the smoke had been determined and no active fire condition was present Incident Command released Co.20 units to return to service while other units ventilated the structure.

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“Career on Wheels” Day at Mylan Park Elementary

SCVFD Engine 209, along with various other agencies from the county, participated in a “Career on Wheels” day at Mylan Park Elementary. Fire trucks from C0.20 and Co.13, police cruisers, maintenance vehicles, military vehicles, and HealthNet’s aircraft were just some of the vehicles present for the children to explore and ask questions about. Unfortunately, C0.20 was able to only participate briefly as E209 was dispatched to a reported structure fire at Trinity High School at the beginning of the event. VIEW WBOY’S COVERAGE OF THE EVENT HERE. SCVFD members were happy to participate in the event even though it was only for a limited time.

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