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.

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!

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!!!!