May 2018

Dear Neighbors,

This year your Avon Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its 75th ANNIVERSARY. Since its beginnings as a fully volunteer organization in 1943, your very own Avon Volunteer Fire Department has protected the lives, homes, and businesses of our beloved community. As you may have already noticed, our yearlong celebration of this important milestone has already begun with our Firefighter 5k Road Race, and we have more exciting and upcoming events like the State’s Firefighters Convention and a large multi-department parade right here in our Town to name just a couple!

Your Department, made entirely up of your neighbors and friends from the Town, represent a team of over 100 PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED VOLUNTEERS that provide the Town’s need for fire protection. Each active member of your fire department has completed a minimum of 130 hours of rigorous training to become a firefighter. This does not include the countless additional hours of training that are held every Monday night throughout the year at your Department’s in-house training programs. It is because of this commitment to learning and training that the quality of service we provide to our wonderful Town is exceptional.

As you know with past campaigns, dedicated, quality service is not without its needs and holes to fill. YOUR GENEROSITY of past donations has enabled us to receive better training in the new joint Avon/Farmington Live Fire Training Facility. This building is just one of many items past generosity has allowed for us.

Again this year we are asking for YOUR HELP to ensure we can continue to offer our community the very best. With your support, we will continue to improve your Department’s apparatus and facilities to provide the highest quality of response and service for every call to duty.

Know, when that alarm sounds – whether it be for fire, smoke, CO, motor vehicle or industrial accident, or even a lost child – your VOLUNTEER firefighters and fire police continue to respond and make sacrifices, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

Please help better your Department and consider donating on-line HERE. Your donations are tax deductible!

Suggested Donation Levels:

  • Chief’s Club $5,000 and up
  • Assistant Chief’s Club $1,000-$4,999
  • Captain’s Club $500-$999
  • Lieutenant’s Club $250-$499
  • Firefighter’s Club $100-$249
  • Firefighter Rookie Club Up to $100

Thank you for your continued support!

Respectfully yours,

President Rob Shillington

Chief Michael Trick