Dear Friends and Neighbors,
On behalf of the members of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., we would like to thank you for supporting us over the past 69 years. In the past we have conducted a raffle in order to raise money to purchase items the town is unable to fund in our budget request. The cost of running the raffle, the prizes in addition to the strict requirements mandated absorbed a portion of what was raised which was sizable. As in 2012, the Department is once again doing a letter campaign.
In the past you have helped our Department purchase items that we would not have been able to replace such as thermal imaging cameras, a portable light tower and other firefighting gear. We are hoping that this generosity will continue again this year. The town is unable to support some of our major requests for equipment and apparatus. In the future, the Department is looking to replace support vehicles and money collected will be set aside for these long term projects.
The Avon Volunteer Fire Department is an all-volunteer organization that responded to over 600 calls for service in 2012. This included fire alarms, CO alarms, motor vehicle accidents, basement pump outs and house fires. No member is paid to protect residents’ homes and businesses which in turn helps keep your taxes down. An all-volunteer fire department is a cost savings of over $8 million per year to the Town of Avon. Firefighters and fire police respond at all hours of the day and night, leaving their homes and families to help you.
The following are the levels of suggested donations:
- Chiefs Club $1,000.00 and up
- Assistant Chiefs Club $500.00 – $999.00
- Captains Club $250.00 – $499.00
- Lieutenants Club $100.00-$249.00
- Firefighter Club $50.00-$99.00
- Firefighter Rookie Club $25.00-$49.00
- Friend of the Dept. $1.00-$24.00
Your donations will help keep the Department 100% volunteer and are critical in helping us maintain the highest level of emergency response and readiness for the citizens of Avon. Donations can be made online with a credit card or mailed as checks made out to the Avon Volunteer Fire Department to AVFD, 25 Darling Drive, Avon CT 06001.
In advance, please accept our appreciation for your support!
Michael Trick Kenneth Sedlak