The City of Avon Fire Department website can be viewed at www.fdavon.com
The City’s fire department is full time with 34 firefighter paramedics that offer much more than fire protection and emergency medical services. The fire department is very service oriented, offering many specialties such as CPR training, a senior’s lock box program, child safety seat inspections, fire safety inspections for both homes and businesses, the File of Life program, and our newest service, fire extinguisher training with a propane powered simulator. This training is offered to businesses as well as residents of Avon.
The Avon Fire Department responded to 2,047 calls in 2010. 1,511 were emergency medical calls and 536 were fire related calls which includes service and specialty rescue calls. Specialty rescues include water and ice rescue, confined space rescue, rope rescue, and structural collapse rescue.
The Avon Fire Department achieved a major accomplishment in 2010. The Insurance Services Offices (ISO) reviewed the department looking at items such as training, equipment, dispatching, and water flow. ISO rates departments on a scale from 1 through 10 with 1 being the ultimate in fire protection and 10 being no fire protection. Prior to 2010 the fire department was rated 5. After the survey the department jumped to a 3, a major achievement for a department this size. ISO rating are used to set insurance ratings throughout a community. The businesses and homeowners in Avon should see a reduction in their insurance premiums with this new rating.