Star City Volunteer Fire and EMS extends our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to our Roane County brothers and sisters as they deal with a tragic LODD today. We ask that everyone also keep them in your thought and prayers during this difficult time.
On 01/07/2020 at 11:58hrs the Star City VFD along with Monongalia EMS was dispatched for a vehicle accident on Chaplin Rd between Solomon Rd and Mylan Park lane. At 11:59hrs Engine 209 and Utility 202 responded. Upon arrival, EMS arrived on the scene with a multiple vehicle accident. E-209 and U-202 arrived on the scene and shut the roadway down. Upon further investigation, it was found to be 18 vehicles involved with 14 of them with significant damage. Granville VFD was dispatched to assist with road closure due to the severity of the incident. Mon EMS along with Star City EMS transported all patients to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Crews remained on the scene to assist with traffic control. Multiple tow agencies responded to the scene. The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation at this time.
At 5:15 pm last night Star City Fire & EMS was requested to respond to Wheeling Hospital for a critical transport back to Ruby Memorial. The patient was in such critical condition that it required the specialized services of the HealthNet 1 crew consisting of a critical care nurse and critical care paramedic; in addition to an advanced practitioner from Ruby Memorial Hospital. This call constituted the first ECMO transport for Star City Fire & EMS. It took the work of EVERYONE to get this patient safely transported back to Ruby. “Patient Care First” is not just something we say, it is something we do. Inter-agency cooperation at its finest.
“Country Roads Take Me Home” Follow SCVFD through the year of 2019 and see what the day to day operations of Company 20 entail. We are a fast paced, busy department that likes to play hard, but work even harder.
Star City VFD does not own any of the music in our video nor did we create any of the songs contained within the video. All songs and the content within them belong to their respective owners listed below:
Natural by Imagine Dragons / Rescue by Lauren Daigle / Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver / Yakety Sax by Boots Randolph
9/3/2019: Crews remain staged at University of South Carolina awaiting assignments/forward deployment.
SCDRT1 9/2/19 Update: Orders to proceed with deployment were received this morning. A crew is preparing for immediate deployment to Columbia, SC for Hurricane Dorian relief.
SCDRT1 Update: Our teams remain on standby as Hurricane Dorian continues its course towards Florida. The State of Florida has activated its State to State agreements and resources are being deployed from surrounding states for assistance prior to hurricane landfall. AMR, under the direction of FEMA, began 1st wave EMS deployments (BLS units and mass transit) overnight with more potential deployments to come.
The members of Star City Fire and EMS have heavy hearts today as we learn of the tragic loss of two Jan Care Ambulance providers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and co-workers of these two. We ask that everyone also keep them in your thoughts as they begin to heal from this tragic accident.