SCVFD EMS division now hiring

Star City Volunteer Fire Department’s EMS Division is currently hiring full time dayshift EMTs and Paramedics. Must have WV certification in good standing. ***NEW*** We are proud to offer full medical benefits after 60 days. Those interested should send their resume to John Hitchens, Chief of EMS Operations at hitchemtp@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

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SCVFD Elimination Dinner

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Star City VFD will be hosting an elimination dinner November 12th at the Knights of Columbus. We are selling 149 tickets for $100 each which admits two people to the dinner and includes food, alcohol, and a chance to win $1,000. The first person to be eliminated receives $100 and every 25th person will win a cash prize. The 150th ticket will be auctioned off when 10 people remain. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. All proceeds will benefit the Star City VFD. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket please contact the department at 304-599-1539 or Sam Hannah at 304-642-3064.

9/28/16: Structure Fire – Woodland Terrace Village

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9/28/2016: At approximately 0130 Company 20 was alerted as 3rd due engine company to assist Company 12 for a confirmed structure fire at Woodland Terrace Village. Engine 201 responded with 6 personnel and upon arriving on scene found a trailer with heavy fire to the front of the structure. Due to the remote location of the incident Engine 201 ran (1) 2 1/2 inch supply line to Engine 123  per engineer’s request and established relay water supply operations with Tanker 172. Company 20 personnel were able to make an aggressive interior fire attack via a second hose line from Engine 123 and conduct a primary search. After fire extinguishment SCVFD members assisted in overhaul operations until cleared by incident command to return to service.

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Cribbing project

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Thanks to a generous donation from our local 84 Lumber Company in Star City, SCVFD was able to complete a much needed cribbing replacement project. Members spent approximately 50 man hours shaping the various raw lumber into serviceable pieces and placing the completed cribbing on Squad 203. Replacing worn/damaged pieces with newly made pieces and moving existing cribbing from Squad 203 to other units will allow all SCVFD apparatus to greater serve our community.

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9/21/16: Structure Fire – Glory Barn Road (River Road)

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9/21/2016: Company 20 was alerted 4th due to assist River Road VFD with a confirmed structure fire on Glory Barn Road. Engine 201 responded with 5 personnel and upon arriving on scene assisted with extinguishing hot spots and overhaul operations as directed by incident command. SCVFD units remained on scene for approximately two hours before being cleared by incident command to return to service.

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9/19/16 – MVC: Suncrest Towne Centre / Route 705

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9/19/2016: Company 20 was alerted to the intersection of Suncrest Towne Centre Drive and Route 705 for a two vehicle rear-end type MVC with heavy front end damage. Squad 203 and Unit 202 responded and while en-route received updates from MECCA 911 of possible fire in one vehicle and questionable access issues to a patient. MON EMS arrived on scene without access issues to the patient and found no fire present at time of arrival. Upon arriving on scene Squad 203, Unit 202 and their crews gained traffic control/set-up safety zone for emergency personnel, stood by for fire suppression, assisted with patient care, and provided fluid and debris mitigation. One patient was transported via ambulance and one patient was treated on scene as a result of the incident.

While on the road remember to be mindful of your surroundings, DO NOT drive or allow anyone you are riding with to drive distracted, DO NOT drive under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEATBELT.

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August Top Responders

Top Responders for the month of August are:
Captain/EMT Ethan Bailey- 34 calls
Firefighter Justin Maggard and Duty Officer/EMT Jared Lamb- 26 calls
Firefighter Zach Karn- 21 calls
Duty Officer Brian Sites and Lieutenant Justin Knotts- 16 calls
Duty Officer Adam Thompson and Firefighter/EMT Jesse Hedrick- 15 calls
Firefighter/EMT Wendell Hofer and Lieutenant/EMT Sam Hannah and Chief Kris Osecky and Firefighter/Paramedic Josh Flesher- 14 calls

Top Responders for the year of 2016 are:
Duty Officer/EMT Jared Lamb- 260 calls
Lieutenant Justin Knotts- 193 calls
Chief Kris Osecky- 174 calls
Firefighter Jacob Peretin- 170 calls
Captain/EMT Ethan Bailey- 153 calls
Duty Officer Brian Sites- 152 calls
Lieutenant/EMT Sam Hannah and Firefighter Zach Karn- 150 calls
Firefighter Justin Maggard- 108 calls
Duty Officer/EMT Dennis Chaney- 107 calls
Captain/EMT Ryan Gillespie- 105 calls