On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at 2025hrs, The Star City VFD was dispatched to a reported structure fire in Saint Clairs Village off Van Voorhis Road. Engine 201 responded in less than 3 minutes with 6 members. E-201 arrived on the scene of a single-wide mobile home with smoke coming from the front porch and A side of the structure. The crew initiated fire suppression with a water can on the front porch where it was noted that a chair was on fire on that had extended through the A side of the structure extending into the interior wall. Then entry was forced into the residence through the front door. Crews came in contact with a moderate smoke condition inside. One cat was removed from the residence and reunited with the homeowner in good condition. The inside of the residence was checked for extension by pulling the interior wall and ceiling and utilizing a thermal imaging camera. A positive pressure fan was placed in service at the front door to aid with ventilation. A 1 3/4″ handline was deployed for overhaul. The American Red Cross contacted for one female that had been displaced. At this time the cause of the fire is still unknown but the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office and The WV State Fire Marshal‘s Office are handling the investigation. We would like to thank Westover Volunteer Fire Department, Cassville Fire Department, and Granville Volunteer/Combination Fire Department. for the assistance!
Star City Fire & EMS assisting our partners at HealthNet Aeromedical in Monongalia County
Responding from Star City Volunteer Fire Department: Assistant Chief Dakota Jones, Safety Officer John Hitchens, Firefighter Mitch Rusiecki, Firefighter Megan Simmons.
Cheat Lake Fire Department
Brookhaven Fire Department
Star City Fire Department
Granville Fire Department
Monongalia Co Sheriff’s Department
WV Department of Highways
WV Division of Natural Resources
Happy 4th of July from your friends at Star City Fire & EMS
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”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Iaeger Vol. Fire Dept in McDowell County
Happy 157th birthday to the great State of West Virginia! It’s a great day to be a Mountaineer wherever you may be! MONTANI SEMPER LIBERI
Thank you Monongalia County for continuing to support your citizen volunteers!