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Golfers Wanted: Annual Fundraising Tourney is July 31

June 29, 2017

AVON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SEEKS GOLFERS 4th Annual Fundraising Tournament is July 31 Most days, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) is looking for new members – firefighters, fire police, administrative assistants, etc. Right now, the AVFD also really needs to find some golfers, folks who want to play in the Department’s fourth annual Golf […]

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AVFD Fight for Air Climb Team Includes Some of Fastest, Raises Over $3,500

May 31, 2017

AVFD MEMBERS COMPLETE FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB Team Included Some of Fastest Climbers, Raised $3,500+ Late last month, several members of the AVFD participated as a team in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb in Hartford. Avon was the eighth fastest firefighter team. Individual awards went to: Dave Cappello who finished sixth overall […]

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AVFD Annual Appeal Letter on Its Way to Mailboxes

May 24, 2017

AVON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL APPEAL LETTER ON ITS WAY TO MAILBOXES Board President Shillington Addresses Concerns About Fundraiser This week, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) will mail out its annual appeal letter. Recalling residents’ concerns upon their receipt of last year’s letter in their mailboxes, AVFD board of directors president Rob Shillington would […]

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AVFD to Hold Annual “Start Summer, Stop Hunger” Food Drive

May 22, 2017

Continuing a tradition that began on September 11, 2008, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department will be conducting its 10th Annual Food Drive to benefit the Avon Food Pantry. This year’s “Start Summer, Stop Hunger” food drive will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Stop & Shop located on […]

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AVFD to Officially Welcome New Engine 7

April 3, 2017

On Sunday, April 9, 2017, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) will officially welcome its new Engine 7. From 2:00-4:00 p.m., the Department will hold a special “housing” ceremony at AVFD Company 1 on Darling Drive. Members of the Department and the community will push Engine 7 into its bay and formally welcome it to […]

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Avon Volunteer Fire Department Plans 8th Annual Blood Drive

March 23, 2017

For members of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD), saving lives comes with the territory and opportunities to help people arise every day. Luckily, they aren’t the only people who can save lives – by donating a pint of blood to the American Red Cross, just about anyone can help. On Friday, April 14, 2017, […]

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AVFD Announces 2016 Awards

December 15, 2016

The Avon Volunteer Fire Department announces the following awards for 2016 – congratulations to all members recognized! Line Awards Officer of the Year – Adam Corrado Outstanding Service – Rich Duffy Training Award – Aaron Gelber Unsung Hero – Jay McCaffrey   Service Stripes 4 Years – Jeremy Kaswer and Phyllis Wilson 8 Years – […]

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AVFD Issues Community Challenge – Do YOU Have What It Takes?

November 7, 2016

It’s not your typical fitness adventure – it’s the Avon Volunteer Fire Department Community Challenge! Try our challenge course and see if you have what it takes to be a Hometown Hero! * Wear real firefighting gear. * Use actual firefighting tools. * Perform real firefighting tasks. 10 stations, 10 minutes that could change your […]

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