On Sunday 03/20/22 Companies 14, 20, 12, and Tanker 172 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of 191 Warm Hollow Road. Company 20 Engine 209, Utility 202, and Response 206 responded with a crew of 11 personnel. Companies 16 and 23 were also added to the assignment for a tanker, as well as manpower. Engine 209 arrived on the scene of a single story residential dwelling heavily involved. Engine 209 placed an inch and three quarter handline into service initiating suppression followed by three other attack lines. Crews worked on scene for approximately 15 minutes before the fire was brought under control. Crews remained on scene performing overhaul and confirming there was no further fire extension or hazards. At this time the cause of the fire is still unknown.
The Star City Volunteer Fire Department is selling a Sure Tip Board for a Spring Outdoor Package. Tips are $10 each with only 300 chances!
The package includes the following:
Pitboss Wood Pellet and Gas Combo Grill
28” Char-Griller 3 Burner Griddle
Backyard Creations Outdoor Fire Pit
Char-Griller Griddle Starter Kit
Char-Griller Burger Press
Char-Griller Griddle Breakfast Kit
Taylor Digital Grilling Thermometer
Char-Griller 8 Piece Griddle Cleaning Kit
Backyard Creations Grill Cover
1 – Bag Competition Blend Wood Pellets
1 – Bag Apple Blend Wood Pellets
Link to purchase chances:
ALL TICKETS WILL BE SOLD PRIOR TO DRAWING.
Upon completion of your payment, you will receive a confirmation email when the purchase has gone through. We will pull your ticket once notified, then write down your name on the sheet with the corresponding number. You will NOT receive a ticket number, to view your number we will post pictures of the tip board periodically with your name listed on the sheet. When all tips are sold, we will scratch the winning number via Facebook live and announce the winner. Please allow us time to pull the tips and post photos to Facebook. The name on Square account will be the name put in the drawing. All prizes need to be picked up in 30 days or prizes will become property of Star City Volunteer Fire Department. If winner is not local Star City VFD is not responsible for shipping. Thank you all for the support.
5/20/2020: Star City Fire and EMS members were invited to attended “Drive-Thru Graduation” for the 5th Grade graduates of Suncrest Elementary School. We are honored to share this special day with these students as they celebrate a special milestone in their education. Congratulations and GOOD LUCK on this next step of your educational journey!
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.
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.
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.