Chief James Steiner


On September 15th at 2039 hours the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to the 1300 block of Waugh for a MVC with no injuries. Squad 1 responded Chief with four, SGT 1 and Safety 101 responded to the scene. While responding the ECC advised a single vehicle into a tree with no injuries. Squad 1 and the Chief arrived on scene to find a pickup truck into a tree. Upon approach of the vehicle it was determined there was a patient heavily/severely entrapped in the vehicle. Chief 1 established command, immediately requested EMS and the next due rescue be dispatched as well as the next due engine for the landing zone. SGT 1 was appointed as operations, Safety 101 operated as the safety division. Command requested Roy’s Service Center to respond with a wrecker to assist with the rescue operation. After a lengthy 51 minute extrication the patient was treated by EMS personnel and flown out by Life Net Air Medical.

Thank you to Hancock Volunteer Fire Company, Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company, Morgan County EMS, and Roy’s Service Center for assisting with the extrication.