Members Commended for Efforts During Super Storm Sandy

In preparation for and in the wake of Super Storm Sandy, the Statewide Fire-Rescue Disaster Plan was activated from Sunday, October 28, 2012-November 8, 2013.  The response from the Fire Service during this storm was the largest intrastate mobilization of fire equipment and manpower in the Statewide Fire-Rescue Disaster Plan’s history.  The Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) was part of that effort and select members have been commended for their efforts.

Captain Tom Kline and Firefighter David Costill have received a citation for Tanker Coverage to Fairfield, Connecticut.  Captain Tim O’Neill, and Firefighters Jesseca Wernikoff, Aaron Gelber, and Tom Longworth have received a citation for their contributions.

“I am always proud of our incredible team at the Avon Volunteer Fire Department,” says AVFD Chief Michael Trick.  “But to see them go above and beyond like this, supporting those outside our Avon community, simply validates for me that we have the right crew in place here at home.”

About the AVFD

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, explore our website, or stop by the Company 1 firehouse located at 25 Darling Drive any Monday evening after 7:00.