SCDRT1 9/2/19 Update: Orders to proceed with deployment were received this morning. A crew is preparing for immediate deployment to Columbia, SC for Hurricane Dorian relief.
SCDRT1 Update: Our teams remain on standby as Hurricane Dorian continues its course towards Florida. The State of Florida has activated its State to State agreements and resources are being deployed from surrounding states for assistance prior to hurricane landfall. AMR, under the direction of FEMA, began 1st wave EMS deployments (BLS units and mass transit) overnight with more potential deployments to come.
The members of Star City Fire and EMS have heavy hearts today as we learn of the tragic loss of two Jan Care Ambulance providers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and co-workers of these two. We ask that everyone also keep them in your thoughts as they begin to heal from this tragic accident.
Star City Fire & EMS is selling Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts!! Proceeds to benefit the WVU Cancer Institute. Would you like one? Stop by station or see one of our members or employees for an order form. PayPal ordering for those requesting shirts to be shipped is available here on the website. Help us help this amazing cause. And as always thank you for supporting your citizen volunteers at Star City Volunteer Fire Department.
Small – XL – $15
2XL – $18
3XL – 5XL – $19
From the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh:
EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES…NEAR OR ABOVE 105 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 90S, AND DEWPOINTS IN THE MID 70S.
* TIMING…FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING, AND AGAIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING.
* IMPACTS…HEAT STROKE, HEAT EXHAUSTION AND OTHER HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES WILL BE POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME OUTDOORS, OR ARE INVOLVED IN ANY STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
Check out THIS LINK FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS about staying safe in the heat!
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’.
Units from Company and Station 20, Company 23, Westover PD, Granville PD, Monongalia County Sheriff, and MonEMS were alerted to a two vehicle MVC with rollover on I-79 at the 153.5 mile marker. One lane of I-79 N was closed while units operated on scene and hazards were removed from the roadway.
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.