October 24th Car Show to Benefit Live Fire Training Facility

In their continued efforts to raise money to build and maintain a live fire training facility, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department and Farmington Fire Department are planning a car show. The event will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1690 New Britain Avenue in Farmington. The rain date is Sunday, October 25 (same time and location).


Show cars owners and spectators are encouraged to make a donation. All show cars are welcome – antique, classic, sports, and muscle, and there is no cut off year. Donations are appreciated There will be food, a 50/50 raffle, show car door prizes, and antique and modern fire apparatus displays. For more information or to preregister a car or become a vendor, please email carshow@tunxishose.com or call (860) 675-2322.

“With every dollar raised, we get closer to making the live fire training facility a reality,” says Jamie DiPace, AVFD fundraising co-chair and Avon Fire Marshal. “It’s hard to believe the groundbreaking ceremony is right around the corner.”

For those unable to attend, donations may be made via check made out to the Avon Volunteer Fire Department and mailed to the AVFD at 25 Darling Drive in Avon, CT 06001 or via credit card through the AVFD website at www.avonvfd.org.

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 – 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.