Summer Raffle

We are going to start off our SUMMER RAFFLE SERIES by raffling off a Pit Boss 820 XL. This will also include a 40 pound bag competition style pellets, Pit boss smoker cover, Rosewood bundle accessory set, Butcher paper.

The following items have been added to the raffle giveaway:
Four types of pit boss seasonsing, Pit Boss meat turner, large spatula. The Char Griller 4 burner flatiron, Char Griller portable flatiron (perfect for camping), propane tanks, flatiron griddle accessory starter kit and flatiron cover.

All the items listed are a total of 1,077.00

We will be running this raffle off a 300 sure tip board so EVERYONE has a chance to WIN!!!!!
-Tips will be sold for $10/pull.
-The winner will be revealed LIVE once all tips are sold.
-Tip Board Serial #: 77316

To purchase tips:
*Payment must be made before tabs will be pulled via our square link below.
*Once payment is received, SCVFD will post the back of the tip board every few days with the updated numbers.
*After all tabs are sold, we will post a time for the LIVE drawing.
Thank you all for your support and good luck!

https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLVD9R0DS3NWF/checkout/ICZT4HQ7TLWOW4MQDPCSLI7I

Rope Rescue near Star City bridge

At 2306 on 03/04/21, Co. 20 was dispatched for the rescue of an individual who had fallen down the hillside adjacent to Monongahela Boulevard. Upon assessing the situation, crews determined that an alternate means of access to the patient would need to be found. Rescue crews relocated to the Chilis parking lot at University Town Center and began to forge a path to the patient through the woods located nearby. After navigating various hazards such as steep terrain, cold weather conditions, and low visibility, access to the patient was finally achieved. The patient had suffered injuries from the fall and was not able to self-extricate or assist in their rescue. As a a result, it was determined that the best course of action would be to transition them to a Stokes basket and perform a technical rescue by descending the hillside. Ladder 176 was positioned on Monongahela Boulevard and extended to be used as a means to lower the patient from the hillside to an ambulance on the roadway. After approximately four hours on scene, the rescue plan was successfully executed and the patient was transferred to an ambulance for further evaluation and transport to the hospital.

Special thanks to all agencies involved in this incident:

Granville FD
Granville PD
Monongalia EMS
Monongalia Sheriffs Office
Star City PD
Star City VFD
West Virginia State Police

Congratulations Peter!

Best wishes go out to Pete Capaccio as you start your new endeavors. Thank you for your time at SCVFD and taking on the role of Duty Officer. Your strong work and dedication will not be forgotten and you will always have family at Company 20!

A Statement from our EMS Administrator – John Hitchens

“Last night I learned of the passing of one of our former employees, Lacey Fox.  Lacey was a long-time employee of our EMS Division and was instrumental in the success of our organization early on in the days after assuming my current role of EMS Administrator in 2016.  Lacey had such a kind soul and believed in our mission statement of “patient care first”.  She cared about her patients and her fellow EMS employees.  We got to know Lacey personally and her family.  The EMS community has lost such a young and vibrant individual.
Lacey was currently employed with Mon EMS.  Words cannot express the anguish our organization feels for our colleagues.  Unfortunately, I know all too well what the next days and months will hold for such an amazing operation as they mourn the loss of one of their own.  
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mon EMS during this time of grief while fully and unconditionally supporting their staff and administration in the days and weeks to come.  
Our prayers are also with her family, especially her children, that she held in such high regard.  We can all learn something from the life that Lacey lived to the fullest.  
Lacey, we will all see you again.  Keep everything in order until we get there, as you always do.”

All of us at Star City Fire & EMS express our deepest condolences to Lacey’s family, friends and colleagues as we mourn with them and ask that everyone do the same.

Routine medical call turns cardiac arrest with successful ROSC

EMS Challenge Coins presented to the crew who responded to a routine medical emergency that ended up being a cardiac arrest. Quick action with lifesaving interventions quickly had the patient to ROSC (return of spontaneous circulation) and straight to the cath lab. Patient is expected to make a full recovery. Pictured from left to right EMT Jon Heinrich; EMT Bain Graff; and Paramedic Tony Hayes. Great job to everyone!

SCVFD EMS division performs successful pre-hospital RSI

EMS Challenge Coins presented by our Medical Director Dr. Katie Hill to the crew involved in Monongalia County’s first pre-hospital rapid sequence intubation under the State’s RSI program. Pictured from left to right: Critical Care Paramedic and Captain Tim Curry; EMT and Shift Commander John Casto; and Critical Care Paramedic and Chief of EMS Operations John Hitchens. Well done everyone!