Photo of the Week: Firefighters beat police in 'Farmer Wars'
In this week's photo, Howard County teammates take part in a friendly rivalry at the local fair
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By FireRescue1 Staff
HOWARD COUNTY, Md. — Howard County firefighters and police officers engaged in a friendly competition at the 76th annual Howard County Fair on Sunday night: Farmer Wars.
The event involved hay stacking and tractor-driving in teams of three, according to the Baltimore Sun.
The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services team won.
Chris High, a firefighter and EMT, said the contest helped with team building.
“It’s always a rivalry in everything that we do between the police and the fire [departments], so this is a good way to [show] camaraderie,” High said.
The department's participation in the fair went beyond the contest. Fire Chief Lou Winston spent some time in the dunk tank.
Fire Chief Lou Winston is in the dunk tank at the Howard County Fair from now until 7:30 PM! pic.twitter.com/9hTJSLF1IL— Howard Co Fire & EMS (@HCDFRS) August 11, 2022