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.”

5/13/2020: 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.

01/07/2020: Multi-Vehicle MVC @ Chaplin Road

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.

ECMO Transport Collaboration

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.

EMS Week 2019

Today starts the beginning of EMS Week 2019. Our dedicated staff, administrator, medical director, PI/QA staff, and supervisor corp work tirelessly to provide the finest care possible. We live by our motto of “patient care first” and it shows in everything we do. We couldn’t do it with these professionals and the continued success of the EMS Division is centered around these amazing individuals.

We wish a “HAPPY EMS WEEK” to our staff at Star City Fire and EMS and to all those that hold the ‘thin white line’.

4/29/2019 – SCVFD Responds to Gas Leak on Maple Drive

Star City VFD Responds to Gas Leak on Maple Drive

Natural Gas Leak Forces Evacuations

April 29, 2019

The Star City VFD was alerted at approximately 1527 hours to a gas leak on Maple Drive in Morgantown, WV. Engine 209, Utility 202, and Medic 28 immediately responded to the scene to asses the situation. The first arriving Engine determined that a 4-inch natural gas line was ruptured while a construction crew was working in the area. This rupture resulted in a massive and uncontrolled release of natural gas into the area. Immediate actions were put in place to evacuate the surrounding area for the safety of those working and residing in close proximity to the incident. With the assistance of the Monongalia County Sherriff’s Department, the City of Morgantown Police Department, and Mon Health Medical Center security staff; full evacuations of the area were completed within minutes. Some residences and businesses were advised to shelter in place due to the route of evacuation would require driving dangerously close to the ruptured gas line.

At this time Maple Drive has been deemed safe for residents and businesses to return to the area.