The Afton Volunteer Fire Department Drill teams went to Lingle, Wyo., last weekend for the 82nd annual Wyoming State Fireman’s Convention. The Afton Rural team won third place in the replacement contest.
In the Wye contest the Afton City team took second place, while the Afton Rural team took third place.
In the double male double female contest the Afton Rural team took second place. In the cellar contest Afton Rural took first and Afton City took second.
The Afton Rural team took first place overall and the Afton City team took fourth. Cody Wilkes was voted the all tournament Axeman. Rodd Hillyard was voted the all tournament Breaker.
The Afton Rural team consists of Cody Wilkes, Dennis McDonald, Kade Hebdon, Mont Hess, Rodd Hillyard, and Andy Sessions.
The Afton City team consists of Brock Brown, Logan Wilkes, Glenn Magee, Scott Dennis and Brian Erickson.
In the 82 year span of the competition Afton has won the overall state championship three times the last time being 2008. Many hours of training for this competition are spent each year. This annual competition will be in Afton in 2018.