What? Smoke signals? Is the fire department playing with fire? No! Just sending out our newest newsletter! It is called Smoke Signals. You will need Adobe Acrobat to read it. (Download Here) Click the image for the newsletter.
Our Country Breakfast is coming Saturday, September 24th! Proceeds support equipment purchases.
June 4th is Safety Awareness Day at Wedington Fire Dept. There will be multiple agencies present to share their safety message. Please join 2pm to 4pm.
We would like to thank the supporters that helped in so many ways to make this dinner a great success. We served 314 dinners. Thank you to the raffle prize donors, food donors, and community that attended. Mark your calendars for June 4th, Safety Awareness Day 2pm – 4pm. More details to come. 2015 Safety Awareness Day Here is a time lapse video of the dinner.
It’s Spring and that means Spaghetti! Please join us for spaghetti and help support the fire department. Proceeds help buy equipment, pay for training costs, and many other needs.
House fires can happen anytime of the year. A few target hazards happen over the next few months. Holiday Fires: One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems. Use tested Christmas lights that are in good condition. Don’t modify Christmas lights Don’t connect too many light strings Use the manufacturer’s recommendation Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. On average, one of every 31 reported home structure Christmas tree…
There is a long standing tradition of mutual support among most fire departments in the United States. In Washington County we have two ways this support can be requested. Mutual Aid is a request that is not automatic and needs to be requested by the asking department. Automatic Aid is just that, automatic. An agreement between the departments is written with requested aid for most types of incidents. When an incident occurs, both (or all departments involved) are alerted without a manual request needed. This…
There are three classes that a person needs to complete to be a volunteer firefighter in Arkansas. Intro to Firefighting – This gives basic knowledge such as organization of departments, fire science(how fires begin and how to extinguish them), basic methods to extinguish fire, and rescue victims. Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) – This gives basic knowledge on the equipment that firefighters wear and the breathing apparatus we use to survive in dangerous environments. Wildland Fires – This class is typically taught by Arkansas Forestry Commission and…
Hot off the press, here is the latest edition of the Newsletter. You will need Adobe Acrobat to read. (Download Here) 2015 WFD Volume 2 Newsletter
Please join us for a Country Breakfast on September 26 from 6am to 11am at Wedington Fire Station 1. All you can eat pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, juice and milk. Adults: $6.00 6-12 years old: $2.00 Under 6 years old: FREE! All proceeds are used to purchase equipment and other needs for the Fire Department.