Wedington FD assisted Lincoln FD with a fire that involved a chicken litter and hay storage building last week. Hay bale fires are difficult to extinguish. The fire can burn inside the bale and smolder a long time. The hay also represents a significant amount of money for the owner.
Wedington often assists other fire departments through aid agreements. These agreements allow departments to assist each other during low staff times and large incidents. The agreements can be automatic( the departments are automatically sent to help) or not automatic(the requesting department must request help). Wedington has automatic aid agreements with the departments immediately surrounding our response area for structure fires.
Pictures courtesy of Gary Morgan