AVFD Bestows Posthumous Honorary Membership Upon Christopher May

The Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) has presented a posthumous honorary membership to Christopher May. “In recognition of his dedicated service as a member of the Avon Town Council as well as his support of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department. The Town of Avon has benefited greatly from his diligent and thoughtful service,” stated a proclamation read by AVFD Chief Michael Trick at the department’s monthly corporation meeting on March 10, 2014. May’s widow, Susan, accepted the honor on her husband’s behalf.

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. 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 the Town 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 members – firefighters, fire police, administrative members, Explorers, active veterans, senior veterans, and associate 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 the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) at 677-2644, visit www.avonvfd.org, or stop by the Company 1 firehouse located at 25 Darling Drive any Monday evening after 7:00.

Susan May (center) accepts an AVFD honorary membership on behalf of her husband, Christopher, who passed away unexpectedly in August 2013. AVFD Chief Michael Trick is on the left and AVFD President Rob Shillington is on the right.