2016 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

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.

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Holiday Fires

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…

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Automatic Aid and Mutual Aid

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…

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Introductory Classes

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…

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Wedington Assists Lincoln FD

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…

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