“Patient care first”

Meet our Medical Director: Dr. Katie Hill. She spent her day with us, put the crews through some scenarios and provided lunch. Dr. Hill could have spent her day off doing anything she wanted, however, she spent it helping to make us better for the community we serve. Thank you Dr. Hill for all you do for us and the constant involvement you have with our organization. Yes, that’s her on a backboard. “Patient care first”

EMS Week 2020

Happy EMS Week to all EMS providers and leadership, but a special shout out to the team of Star City Fire & EMS!

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), has announced this year’s EMS STRONG campaign theme: “Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow”. The annual EMS STRONG campaign provides opportunities to recognize the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community, enhance and strengthen the profession on a national level, and celebrate National EMS Week, May 17-23, 2020.

The campaign brings together key organizations, media partners, and corporate sponsors that are committed to recognizing and fortifying the EMS community, commending recent groundbreaking accomplishments, and increasing awareness of National EMS Week.

“As we enter a new decade, we look ahead to the future of prehospital care. This future will include dramatic improvements in patient care, thanks to advances in research, information sharing, and lifechanging technology,” says William P. Jaquis, MD, FACEP, President of ACEP. “During National EMS Week, and throughout the year, we are proud to recognize EMS and fire professionals who tirelessly serve their communities and care for patients and their families every day.”

5/15/2020: Structure Fire – Lazzelle Union Road

Today at 1151hrs Star City Fire was alerted for a mutual aid structure fire in the 2100 block of Lazzelle Union Road. Engines 201 and 209 staffed with volunteers responded within 2 minutes of the dispatch. Engine 173 arrived on scene with a working trailer fire asking for E-201 to access a nearby hydrant and obtain water supply for E-173. E-201 arrived on scene and performed its assigned duty laying 500 feet of supply into the scene. SCVFD crews assisted with knockdown and overhaul of the residence. Star City had a total of 10 members operating on the scene for just over 2 hours.

5/13/2020: WVU Medicine Park & Pray

This evening Star City Fire and EMS participated in a Park and Pray event at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital hosted by WVU Medicine. Star City along with the City of Morgantown Fire Department, Granville Volunteer Fire Department, Westover Volunteer Fire Department, Marion County Rescue Squad, City of Salem Fire and EMS Department, Monongalia EMS, WVU Police Department, Morgantown Police Department, Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office, and West Virginia State Police were among some of the departments in attendance.