Now is a great time to check your home for fire safety! Check fire extinguishers for a manufacture date, if it is over 10 years, replace it! If it has a gauge or other indicator, check it. If you don’t have an extinguisher, purchase one! All fires start small, stop it small! Check your smoke detectors’ manufacture date also, they should be replaced per manufacturer instructions or every 10 years.
Please come enjoy a great breakfast while supporting the Wedington Fire Department.
The time is near for another Country Breakfast fundraiser. Please join us for food and friends on September 29 from 6:00am to 11:00. Proceeds support the Fire Department.
Firefighters are called on when someone needs help, be it a fire or a rescue. Who do firefighters call for help? Other firefighters! One of our monthly training sessions for July was for those times. We practiced calling for help and different drag techniques. We also practiced quickly removing the bulky protective equipment we wear for fires, specifically to perform CPR.
Wedington responded an engine and tanker to assist Farmington with a house fire on March 10th. No one was injured but the house was severely damaged.
Wedington assisted Wheeler on a recreational vehicle fire on Sunday afternoon. The owner was checked by an ambulance for smoke inhalation. If you have a fire, please stay away and call 911. No cause has been determined.
Kidde recalls 38 million fire extinguishers Please read this link and ensure you don’t have one of these extinguishers The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017.
The new Wedington Volunteer Fire Department newsletter is hitting mailboxes soon, here is a digital copy. You will need Adobe Acrobat to read it. (Download Here)
It is time for one of our newer public events. We invite you to join us on May 13th for this event. There will be many safety exhibits to see. 2-4 pm