EMS Challenge Coins presented to the crew who responded to a routine medical emergency that ended up being a cardiac arrest. Quick action with lifesaving interventions quickly had the patient to ROSC (return of spontaneous circulation) and straight to the cath lab. Patient is expected to make a full recovery. Pictured from left to right EMT Jon Heinrich; EMT Bain Graff; and Paramedic Tony Hayes. Great job to everyone!
EMS Challenge Coins presented by our Medical Director Dr. Katie Hill to the crew involved in Monongalia County’s first pre-hospital rapid sequence intubation under the State’s RSI program. Pictured from left to right: Critical Care Paramedic and Captain Tim Curry; EMT and Shift Commander John Casto; and Critical Care Paramedic and Chief of EMS Operations John Hitchens. Well done everyone!
Today we learned of the passing of Chief Rick Todd of the Salem Fire Department. We all share in the loss of this amazing man. Our most heart felt condolences and prayers for the family and for everyone Chief Todd touched in his life.
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