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 the Avon/Simsbury line. Those unable to donate the day of the drive may drop off items for the food pantry at AVFD Company 1 located at 25 Darling Drive from June 1-14, 2019 during regular business hours.

While it’s easy to argue that a food drive is not part of the AVFD’s life-safety mission, those families who rely on the Avon Food Pantry need our help. With schools soon to be out for the summer and families headed away on vacation, the shelves at the pantry get pretty bare.

The Avon Food Pantry accepts any items. Suggestions include: cereal, cookies, tuna fish, pasta, peanut butter, jellies/jams, juices/juice boxes, bottled water, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit (except pineapple), granola bars, and cookies. The Food Pantry can also use paper supplies such as toilet paper, paper towels, etc., as well as laundry detergent and other household items.

For more information, please call the AVFD at 860-677-2644.

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 event.

Race Entry Fees

  • 5K Run/Walk: $25; optional race shirt $5 (applies to entries before May 10)
  • Race Day: $30 (race shirts subject to availability on race day)

Race Day Info

  • Family friendly, Sponsor Expo at Pine Grove School starting at 7:30 a.m. Cash or Check only at race day registration
  • Parking at Thompson Brook School, 150 Thompson Road, Avon, CT 06001
  • 5K Start 9:00 a.m. at Pine Grove Elementary School, 151 Scoville Road, Avon, CT US 06001

Overflow parking at Rails to Trails (99 Thompson Road, Avon, CT 06001)


  • Top three finishers overall civilian (male and female)
  • Top three First Responders (male and female)
  • First 150 finishers medals guaranteed

To register, click HERE.

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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AVFD Wants “YES” Vote for Public Safety at December 12 Referendum

November 15, 2018

AVON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WANTS A “YES” VOTE AT DECEMBER 12 REFERENDUM Residents Urged to Approve Appropriation for P25 Radio Communication System  Shall the Town of Avon appropriate $3,890,000 for costs related to the Town and Public Safety Communication Radio System Replacement Project, and authorize the issuance of bonds and notes in the same amount […]

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AVFD Seeks Health and Fitness Coordinator

November 2, 2018

AVON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SEEKS HEALTH AND FITNESS COORDINATOR Volunteer Will Manage Department’s Fitness Program The Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) is seeking a new Health and Fitness Coordinator. A volunteer with the AVFD, the Health and Fitness Coordinator (HFC) is integral to the success of the Department’s Wellness and Fitness Initiative. The AVFD prioritizes […]

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