AVFD Names Joe Kowalczyk Treasurer

The Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) has sworn in Joe Kowalczyk as treasurer, reporting to and appointed by AVFD President Rob Shillington.  Avon resident and Senior Audit Manager at Saslow Lufkin &Buggy, LLP, Kowalczyk will serve a term of undetermined length as treasurer of the AVFD.  His duties will include overseeing the management and reporting of the Department’s finances.

PHOTO: AVFD Fire Police Captain Ken Sedlak administers the oath of office to Joe Kowalczyk, the Department’s new treasurer. Joe Kowalczyk AVFD Treasurer

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.