5/11/2020

On Monday May 11th Star City VFD was alerted for a structure fire and 2 vehicle accidents during the day.
At 0808hrs we were dispatched to a vehicle accident on Mileground Road, E-209 responded within a minute and arrived on the scene of a vehicle that had struck a utility pole with moderate damage to the vehicle, both subjects were transported to the local trauma center. E-209 returned to service at 0856hrs.
At 1202hrs we were dispatched to a vehicle accident at the intersection of Stewart St and Chestnut Ridge Rd, Within a minute E-209 and U-206 responded with 5 personal. U-206 arrived on the scene with a single vehicle into a utility pole with moderate damage causing the roadway to be closed. Units operated on the scene for 45 minutes until Mon Power arrived and took control of the incident.
At 1813hrs we were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 400 block of Eagle Run in the Villages of West Run Community. At 1814 Engine 209 responded to the incident. E-209 arrived on the scene of a 2 story apartment building with light smoke showing from the 1st story with occupants outside of the residence. Crews made quick work of the fire utilizing a water can to extinguish the remainder of the fire knocked down by a neighbor. Crews from E-136 and E-233 assisted with ventilation of the residence, salvage, and overhaul.

Birthday Parade in Star City

A few days ago we received a call into the station asking to help make a little boy’s 3rd birthday a little brighter with a parade. Without hesitation everyone in this photo stepped up and today we made that happen. With the current ongoing pandemic restrictions it is difficult to make a birthday special. These individuals did just that! A parade of fire trucks and ambulances made their way through Star City to his house where we were greeted by the young man and his family. Nothing can make a person feel better about life than seeing the smiles of a child and his family because of something you were able to be apart of. Happy Birthday!

4/29/2020: Structure Fire – Chateau Royale Apartments

4/29/2020: Companies 20, 17, 23, and 13 were alerted for a structure fire at Chateau Royale Apartments. Units responded and upon arriving on scene found an unattended grill on the porch/balcony of an apartment which had begin to ignite the surrounding structure. Forcible entry was made into the source apartment due to no residents on scene and crews began fire attack and investigation for extension. Thankfully, due to observant neighboring residents emergency crews were called quickly and crews were able to achieve fire suppression with (2) 2 1/2 gallon water extinguishers. Mutual aid units were cleared from scene while Company 20 units ensured no further extension existed in source or surrounding apartments. After performing investigation and mild overhaul Company 20 units turned the scene over to the residents of the apartment and building management and returned to service.

A friendly reminder to never leave any fire or cooking appliance unattended. Kitchen, grill and other cooking fires are a leading cause of fire especially during Spring and Summer seasons. It is highly suggested that grilling not be done on porches or balconies especially those that are enclosed by a roof or other balcony. Many rental apartments, houses and townhouses specifically prohibit the practice due to the high incidence of accidental fire that exists.

Monongalia County Fire Levy

Election Day is now scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th. Please vote “Yes” for the volunteer fire levy! According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately 82% of fire departments in the United States are either all volunteer or mostly volunteer. Volunteer fire departments rely on community support, such as fundraisers and levies, to provide service in the community. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made fundraising difficult if not impossible. The volunteer fire levy is a critical source of funding for volunteer fire departments in Monongalia County, and without it, many may not be able to continue operations.

WV PEERS

The WV PEERS initiative was created by representatives of the WVU School of Public Health (WVU Injury Control Research Center and Safe Communities Initiative); Psimed Morgantown; Monongalia County Courts; WVU Collegiate Recovery; WVU School of Medicine; Morgantown Sober Living, Inc. and Ascension Recovery Services.

The WV PEERS program has been developed and implemented through a collaboration between Morgantown Sober Living, Inc.; WVU Health Sciences; and multiple Monongalia County community partners in emergency health care, law enforcement, court system, treatment and recovery programs, and harm reduction programs, in an effort to help reduce morbidity and mortality related to substance use disorder in Monongalia County. VISIT THE WV PEERS WEBSITE HERE!!!!