AVFD Promotes Sanderson to Lieutenant


Fire Chief Michael Trick Swears in New Lieutenant

Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) Chief Michael Trick proudly announces the appointment of Robert Sanderson from Firefighter to the position of Lieutenant.

“I’m very proud when volunteers step up to the leadership plate and make the most of the opportunities available to them,” says Avon Volunteer Fire Department Chief Michael Trick. “Lieutenant Sanderson has been a dedicated member of the Department since he joined and I am confident in his experience and his expertise to inspire others.”

Lieutenant Robert Sanderson joined the AVFD in 2016. He became a regular member in March 2017 and was promoted to Lieutenant of Company 1 in June. Lt. Sanderson got his start in the fire service back in 2005 as a cadet for the Town of Farmington. When he turned 18 in 2009, he joined Tunxis Hose Co. No. 1 in Unionville where he was an active member until he and his family moved out of town. Lt. Sanderson comes from a long line of firefighters, many of whom have been officers with Tunxis Hose, and his wife is also a volunteer firefighter with the AVFD.

About the AVFD

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, connect on Facebook at AvonVFD, or stop by the Company 1 firehouse located at 25 Darling Drive any Monday evening after 7:00.