Car Show to Benefit Live Fire Training Facility

6th Annual Farmington & Avon Volunteer Fire Departments

Cars, Vendors, Spectators Wanted for October 26 Event

In their continued efforts to raise money to maintain the live fire training facility in Farmington, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department and Town of Farmington Fire Departments are planning a car show. The event will take place on Saturday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1690 New Britain Avenue in Farmington.

Show cars owners and spectators are encouraged to make a donation. All show cars are welcome – antique, classic, sports, and muscle, and there is no cut off year. Donations are appreciated. There will be food, a 50/50 raffle, show car door prizes, and antique and modern fire apparatus displays. Alcohol and pets are not allowed on the premises. For more information or to preregister a car or become a vendor, please call (860) 675-2534.

“Proceeds from the event will be used to maintain the Live Fire Training Facility for firefighters who serve and protect the Towns of Farmington and Avon,” says Jamie DiPace, Avon Fire Marshal. “Every dollar helps and we hope to see a great crowd at the car show.”

For those unable to attend, donations may be made via check made out to the Avon Volunteer Fire Department and mailed to the AVFD at 25 Darling Drive in Avon, CT 06001 or via credit card through the AVFD website at

About Fire Training

When it comes to fire training, there’s no such thing as enough. As volunteers who train to the level of career firefighter, members of the AVFD are required to recertify at least annually. The AVFD and the Town of Farmington Fire Departments partnered to build a live fire training facility, allowing members to retain the proficiency of their special skills. Firefighters from both departments are able to practice and improve their skills in a realistic setting with a reasonable time commitment, learning how to better protect themselves so they can better protect the residents of Avon and Farmington and their property.

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