Fire Safety

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

March 4, 2016

Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016.  So, before going to bed Saturday, March 12, remember to set your clocks ahead one hour.  At the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD), this is the time of year when we remind residents and businesses to change their smoke alarm and carbon monoxide […]

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Company 2 Opens Doors to Trick-or-Treaters

October 19, 2015

As has been the tradition at Avon Volunteer Fire Department Company 2 for more than 10 years, the fire house on Secret Lake Road will open its doors to trick-or-treaters on Halloween from 6 to 9 p.m. The AVFD will be handing out treats and hot apple cider. If you’re in the neighborhood, please stop […]

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Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween

October 1, 2015

While the tradition of dressing up for Halloween and going trick-or-treating is a great adventure for children who get to pretend to be anything or anyone they want, it’s important to remember that since Halloween is celebrated at night when it is dark, it can also be a dangerous time. The excitement of the night […]

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Melting Snow & Mailbox Repair

March 18, 2015

With the almost flip-flop wearing warmth last week, ice dams are no longer a worry as roof tiles have emerged from under blankets of snow. Even a few patches of grass can be spotted here and there. With above freezing daytime temperatures continuing, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) has some advice for local residents […]

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As Temperatures Drop, Heating Dangers Rise

October 17, 2014

Avon Volunteer Fire Department Offers Cold Weather Safety Tips The warmth of the past few days is about to become a distant memory as we head into a weekend of more fall-like weather and cold nighttime temperatures, maybe even some overnight frost. Naturally, thoughts turn to higher thermostat settings and toasty fireplaces. But, don’t forget, […]

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Don’t Get Burned this Summer

April 7, 2013

Every year, almost 10,000 Americans are injured by fireworks, and nearly 5,000 others are hurt by charcoal/wood-burning and propane grill fires (www.firesafety.gov).  Here are a few fire safety tips that will help everyone enjoy the summer’s vacations, camping, family reunions, and picnics. Barbecue Safety Before each time you use your grill, remember check the connection […]

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‘Tis the Season

December 3, 2012

‘Tis the season to be fire safe! Click here to read the STATE OF CT FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE HOLIDAY INFORMATION BULLETIN. The days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are busier than most.  They also involve more fire hazards than any other time of year – from candles to fireplaces and space heaters to Christmas trees.  […]

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Don’t Let Your Turkey Go Up in Flames

November 21, 2012

Don’t let your turkey (or your home) go up in flames this Thanksgiving. Check out these three important safety messages shared by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on its Facebook page this week. 1. Don’t Be Dan Doofus! 2. How to Avoid a Kitchen Fire (video features Julia Child) 3. Planning to Deep Fry […]

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Is Your Smoke/CO Detector Ready?

January 21, 2012

Many fire deaths and fire injuries are actually caused by smoke and gases.  Victims inhale smoke and poisonous gases that rise ahead of the flames.  Survival depends on being warned as early as possible and having an escape plan.  It’s important to remember that new batteries are only part of what enables smoke alarms and […]

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Plan Your Escape

January 20, 2012

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), fire kills more than 3,500 Americans every year and injures about 18,300.  The AVFD urges families to have escape plans they can put into action in the event of a fire. Fire can spread very quickly producing flames and thick black smoke that trap people in their […]

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