Fire Safety Education

The AVFD, in conjunction with the Town of Avon Fire Marshall’s Office, administers fire safety programs are part of the curriculum at Pine Grove and Roaring Brook elementary schools as well as at fairs, sporting contests, daycare centers, and nursery schools throughout the Town. As part of the Avon Day festivities, not only does the Department oversee the safety of the fireworks display, but it also provides fire safety information for all ages.

Citizens’ Fire Academy

Have you ever wondered what an Avon Volunteer Firefighter does?  Would you like to find out?  Join the Avon Citizens’ Fire Academy and see for yourself in a fun-filled environment.  Students in the Citizens Fire Academy learn how to put on firefighter’s gear, use a fire hose, and rescue a victim during a mock automobile accident.

The Citizens’ Fire Academy is an eight-week course that meets weekly each spring.  The mock automobile accident takes place during a special Saturday morning class which also includes the involvement of other emergency services such as Life Star helicopter, AMR ambulance and Rescue 2, a paramedic unit from UCONN Health Center (unless on medical calls).

Among the many topics covered are fire behavior, hazardous materials, training of firefighters, tours of all 4 firehouses, fire prevention, hoses and water flow, and the history of the AVFD.  In 2015, the AVFD CFA will meet on Thursdays from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Classes begin April 2, 2015, and run through May 21, 2015.

To request an application for the 2015 Citizens’ Fire Academy, please call AVFD headquarters on Darling Drive at (860) 677-2644, stop by Mondays between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., or download a copy here.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Application deadline: March 24, 2015.

Fire Safety Links

Preventing Kitchen Fires