Incorporated in 1943, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department proudly protects more than 18,000 people living in the 22.6 square mile area that makes up the Town of Avon, Connecticut. The Department’s mission is to provide fire suppression and prevention, life safety and rescue support, as well as other community support to the citizens of Avon. In addition, the Department provides mutual aid support to those surrounding communities that, in time of need, may request such assistance.
Staffed entirely by volunteers, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department prides itself on the selflessness and dedication of its 200 members – 77 firefighters, 14 fire police, 16 administrative members, 20 Explorers, 19 active veterans, 10 retired veterans, 32 lifetime members, and 14 honorary members, all of whom play a vital role in the safety of Avon. The Department operates six companies and 15 pieces of apparatus, including a brush truck, ladder truck, tanker, rescue vehicle, boat, and pumpers. Four stations are located throughout Town – Company 1 on Darling Drive, Company 2 on Secret Lake Road, Company 3 on West Avon Road, and Company 4 on Huckleberry Hill Road. Anyone interested in learning more about the AVFD should call (860) 677-2644 or stop by the Company 1 firehouse located at 25 Darling Drive any Monday evening after 7:00.
Did You Know?
More than 80 percent of fire personnel in Connecticut are volunteers.
No single member of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department is paid.
There are a variety of jobs, from firefighter to fire police to administrative.
Over the past 75 years, more than 750 Avon residents have donated their time to the Avon Volunteer Fire Department, and the Department is constantly looking for dedicated volunteers to help protect our community.
Each active member of our fire department is a volunteer who has completed more than 130 hours of rigorous training and countless additional hours through our department’s ongoing weekly in-house training program.