Golfers Wanted for August 10 Tournament


Laura Phillips Ward

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Tournament to Raise Money for Live Fire Training Facility is August 10

June 30, 2015 | Avon, CT – Most days, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) is looking for new members – firefighters, fire police, administrative assistants, etc. However right now, the AVFD really needs to find some golfers, folks who want to play in the Department’s second annual Golf Tournament on Monday, August 10, 2015.

“The golf tournament is a fundraiser to support our commitment to the live fire training facility to be built in Farmington,” says Jamie DiPace, AVFD fundraising co-chair and Avon Fire Marshal. “We’ve just about reached our goal of $500,000 for the project and every golfer will help us get there.”

Presented by Sullivan’s O’Neills Chevrolet Buick, the event will take place at Farmington Woods Golf Club, 34 Heritage Drive in Avon. Proceeds will go toward equipment, firefighter training, and maintaining the new live fire training facility and benefit the AVFD’s commitment to training its members to the highest level of proficiency.

Prior to the noon shotgun start, check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. A silent auction and reception begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. and awards at 7:00 p.m. (prizes awarded for Team’s Low Score; on the green contest include Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive). Entry Fee: $130 per golfer, includes 18 holes of golf, driving range, putting green, golf cart, BBQ lunch, buffet dinner, and raffle ticket. Click for more information and to register online.

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 is partnering with the Farmington Fire Department to build a new live fire training facility, allowing members to retain the proficiency of their special skills. AVFD members will be able to practice and improve their skills in a realistic setting with a more reasonable time commitment, learning how to better protect themselves so they can better protect the residents of Avon 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. 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 AVFD on Facebook , or stop by the Company 1 firehouse located at 25 Darling Drive any Monday evening after 7:00.