At its July Meeting, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department officially congratulated two new Lieutenants: Tom Reller and Aaron Gelber. AVFD president and Fire Police Lieutenant Ken Sedlak administered the swearing in of the two men who joined the AVFD as Explorers when they were in high school. Both men will serve at Company Three on West Avon Road.
Part of the AVFD since 2005, Tom Reller is a fourth generation firefighter. His grandfather was a president of the AVFD and his great grandfather was a member of FDNY. Reller became a regular member in 2010 and has completed Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II.
Aaron Gelber has been with the AVFD since 2008. He became a regular member in 2011 and has completed Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II, and the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Basic Wild Land Fire Training. He was recognized for his contributions during Superstorm Sandy.