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.
Company 20 was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Stewartstown Rd and Hwy 705 at 2057. Unit 202 and Engine 209 responded and assisted Monongalia EMS with traffic control and patient care.
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!!!!
This week we celebrate Telecommunicator Week. They are unsung heroes of emergency services. From all of us at Star City Fire & EMS, we thank you. A special thanks to those we work with closely at MECCA and WVU Medical Command.
Members of the community stopped by this morning and left us a little message. Having the support of our community is what gets us through these difficult time. We won’t forget.
Happy National Doctor’s Day to all physicians nationwide! A special shout out to our Medical Director, Dr. Katie Hill. Your tireless support and expertise to our Fire and EMS Divisions are invaluable. Thank you for everything you do!
WV receiving its first confirmed case of COVID-19 was inevitable. Our EMS Division is on the front lines everyday working along side our friends at Mon EMS to provide safe and effective transportation of those in need during this difficult time. We are in constant communication with the Mon County Health Dept and the CDC utilizing best practices and most up to date guidelines.
As we move forward in the next several days and weeks to come remember all the first responders in Monongalia County that come to work every day, without fail, to serve our community. Most ambulances and fire trucks don’t fit through drive-throughs adding new challenges to what will be our normal for a while.
Please stay safe. Follow the guidelines of the Health Dept and CDC. Have any questions? Give the experts a call and get factual information.
Coronavirus.wv.gov or 1-800-887-4304
Star City Volunteer Fire and EMS extends our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to our Roane County brothers and sisters as they deal with a tragic LODD today. We ask that everyone also keep them in your thought and prayers during this difficult time.
On 01/07/2020 at 11:58hrs the Star City VFD along with Monongalia EMS was dispatched for a vehicle accident on Chaplin Rd between Solomon Rd and Mylan Park lane. At 11:59hrs Engine 209 and Utility 202 responded. Upon arrival, EMS arrived on the scene with a multiple vehicle accident. E-209 and U-202 arrived on the scene and shut the roadway down. Upon further investigation, it was found to be 18 vehicles involved with 14 of them with significant damage. Granville VFD was dispatched to assist with road closure due to the severity of the incident. Mon EMS along with Star City EMS transported all patients to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Crews remained on the scene to assist with traffic control. Multiple tow agencies responded to the scene. The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation at this time.
At 5:15 pm last night Star City Fire & EMS was requested to respond to Wheeling Hospital for a critical transport back to Ruby Memorial. The patient was in such critical condition that it required the specialized services of the HealthNet 1 crew consisting of a critical care nurse and critical care paramedic; in addition to an advanced practitioner from Ruby Memorial Hospital. This call constituted the first ECMO transport for Star City Fire & EMS. It took the work of EVERYONE to get this patient safely transported back to Ruby. “Patient Care First” is not just something we say, it is something we do. Inter-agency cooperation at its finest.