AVON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WARNS RESIDENTS OF FUNDRAISING SCAM

Once again, Avon residents are receiving phone calls from the “Volunteer Firefighters Association.” The calls are alerting residents that donation envelopes will be arriving in mailboxes and residents are asked to support their local firefighters.

Be advised, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) does not make phone calls asking for donations and is not affiliated with the organization making the calls. In fact, there is no such organization as the Volunteer Firefighters Association.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Avon Volunteer Fire Department may do so via PayPal on the AVFD’s website or via check made out to the Avon Volunteer Fire Department and mailed to Avon Volunteer Fire Department 3920, P.O. Box 4110, Woburn, MA 01888-4110. This is a mailbox associated with the AVFD’s bank, not an outside fundraiser, and 100 percent of all donations go to 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.

 

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