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Five AVFD Personnel Attain 2Q Licensure

June 19, 2019

The Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) is proud to announce it has five new drivers. On Saturday, June 15, 2019, five AVFD members took and passed their 2Q driver’s tests, the prerequisite for becoming qualified to operate AVFD Engines 7, 9, 10, 11, and 14, as well as Ladder 12 and Tanker 20. AVFD Assistant […]

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AVFD Sends Out Annual Appeal for Donations

June 5, 2019

AVON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL APPEAL LETTER ON ITS WAY TO MAILBOXES Board President Galliher Addresses Concerns About Fundraiser The Avon Volunteer Fire Department’s (AVFD) annual appeal letter should arrive in residents’ mailboxes this week and next. Recalling residents’ concerns upon their receipt of the letters the past couple of years, AVFD board of directors […]

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AVFD Plans 12th Annual Food Drive

May 16, 2019

Continuing a tradition that began on September 11, 2008, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department will be conducting its 12th Annual Food Drive to benefit the Avon Food Pantry. This year’s “Start Summer, Stop Hunger” food drive will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Stop & Shop located on […]

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AVFD 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk Postponed

April 16, 2019

The 5K Run/Walk originally scheduled for May 11, 2019 has been postponed until the fall. More information will be available shortly. Please check back. ______________________________________________________________________________ On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department has been serving the community for over 75 years and is pleased to be hosting its second annual 5K Run/Walk […]

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AVFD Welcomes Engine 13

April 16, 2019

AVON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES ENGINE 13 New Mini Pumper Replaces Old Brush Truck Earlier this year, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) put into service Engine 13, a new mini pumper. Engine 13 replaces the Department’s old brush truck. “As vital as it is for us to have large pieces of fire apparatus, our […]

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AVFD Plans 10th Annual Blood Drive

March 5, 2019

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 19, 2019, […]

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AVFD Swears in New Chief and Officers

January 17, 2019

AVON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SWEARS IN NEW CHIEF AND OFFICERS Bruce Appell Becomes Ninth Chief in the Department’s History, Promotes Officers On Tuesday evening, January 15, 2019, Bruce Appell was sworn in as Chief of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD). The 33-year member of the Department succeeds Michael Trick who served as Chief for […]

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AVFD Announces Promotions, New Members, and More

December 20, 2018

Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) Chief Michael Trick proudly announces the achievements of several members. Firefighter Mark Wilson has been promoted to Lieutenant. Avery Turner has been promoted to Captain in the AVFD Explorer program. Explorers are youth members, 14-21 years of age, who provide support services at emergency scenes. Firefighter Ben Roland passed his […]

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AVFD Presents Annual Awards

December 19, 2018

At its annual dinner in November, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) bestowed several awards, including a special Citizens Award, as well as service stripes, service awards, and line awards. Chief Michael Trick proudly announces the following award recipients and invites the community to join him in congratulating all of them: Citizens Award to Tara […]

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AVFD Receives National Award for Health & Safety Program

December 18, 2018

AVON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM Award Recognizes Success and Excellence in Injury- and Illness-Prevention Initiatives In November, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) was presented with the 2018 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Volunteer and Combination Officer Section (VCOS) Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services (VFIS) 2018 Illness and […]

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