AVFD Collects Over $4,600 for Muscular Dystrophy

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On Saturday, August 31, 2013, The Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) conducted its annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).  From noon to 4:00 p.m., AVFD volunteers collected money along West Avon Road at the Department’s Company 3 location.  The total collected was over $4,600.

AVFD Fire Police members Sharon Levine-Shein (front) and Bob Theriault (holding boot) accept a donation from a motorist along West Avon Road during the Department’s annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

AVFD Fire Police members Sharon Levine-Shein (front) and Bob Theriault (holding boot) accept a donation from a motorist along West Avon Road during the Department’s annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

About the AVFD

Staffed entirely by volunteers, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department prides itself on the selflessness and dedication of its members – firefighters, fire police, administrative members, Explorers, active veterans, senior veterans, and associate members, all of whom play a vital role in the safety of Avon.  The Department operates six companies and 15 pieces of apparatus, including a brush truck, ladder truck, tanker, rescue vehicle, boat, and pumpers.  Four stations are located throughout Town – Company 1 on Darling Drive, Company 2 on Secret Lake Road, Company 3 on West Avon Road, and Company 4 on Huckleberry Hill Road.  Anyone interested in learning more about the AVFD should call the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) at 677-2644, explore our website, or stop by the Company 1 firehouse located at 25 Darling Drive any Monday evening after 7:00.

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