About the Avon Fire Department
The Avon Fire Department provides full time fire protection and EMS services for the citizens of Avon. The department is with a Chief, Assistant Chief, Dispatcher and 24 full time personnel as well as 4 part time personnel. There is a Captain, a Lieutenant, and 7 to 8 firefighters on each shift.
The Avon Fire Department responds to emergencies as well as non-emergency service calls. The fire department also participates in many community support programs. Firefighters have a busy work day. We have firefighters that are trained in child safety seat installation.
Upon request by residents, the firefighters will also go to residences and install a residential lock box. Firefighters are also given the opportunity to stay in shape by exercising in the afternoon and evening hours. We also give tours of the station. Basic services of the Avon Fire Department include:
- Emergency medical calls
- Fire Incidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Other emergency incidents
Fire Safety Inspections: The fire officers are all trained as Certified Fire Safety Inspectors and take the crews out to perform the fire safety inspections. This gives the opportunity for all of the firefighters to see the commercial structures under normal conditions. This will aid the business owners in finding safety or fire hazards that aren't obvious to them or their employees.
Child Safety Seat Installations
The Avon Fire Department has 2 Child Safety Seat Technicians. They are qualified to install child safety seats to manufacturers recommendations. The safety of our children is very important to you and to us.
Fire Prevention Presentations
The Avon Fire Department participates in the national Fire Prevention Week in October every year as well as giving presentations throughout the year. We visit the school aged children to teach them about fire safety. This is a great program that is very successful. We appreciate the support of the schools, the teachers and the parents in this program.
Residential Lock Boxes
This program is very helpful to the fire department as well as the residents. We will install a lock box that has a key or keys to your house in it. The Avon Fire Department is the only entity that has this key. No other department or agency can use our keys on your lock boxes. What this does is prevents us from doing damage to your door in the event of an emergency.
Some victims of falls, will injure themselves to the point where they cannot unlock or open their door. Rather than breaking down the door, we can use our key to access the lock box and open your door without damaging your door.
It has been a tradition for the Avon Fire Department to visit block parties with the fire engine. This gives the firefighters an opportunity to interact with residents on a non-emergency basis. The residents and children can look at the truck and even get into the truck.
This also gives residents the chance to ask the firefighters and officers questions about the fire department and the services provided.