Avondale Fire Company

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Pick-up Truck Fire

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, January 24

The Avondale Fire Company was dispatched to the 300 block of Scarlett Road for a reported automobile fire on 1-24-16 at 1329 hours. Chief (Bessicks) went responding and the CCFB advised they were receiving reports of flames from the engine compartment. Lieutenant 23 (Ianni) arrived to find a pick-up truck well involved and snow creating an access problem. Chief 23 arrived shortly after and established ... (Full Story & Photos)

AFC Announces the 2016 Officers

Fire Chief Steve Cole Jr., December 31

The Avondale Fire Company would like to announce the officers for 2016.

Fire Line Officers:

Fire Chief: Matt Bessicks
Deputy Fire Chief: Mike Decker
Assistant Fire Chief: Steve Cole Jr.
Safety Officer: Sam Ianni
Captain: Rick Franks
1st Lieutenant: David Ianni
2nd Lieutenant: Joey Swift
Hosemen: Matt Mattson & Bryan Franks
Chief Engineer: Rich Testa
Assistant Engineer: Davis Howell
Fire ... (Full Story)

Santa Rides

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, December 20

On December 5th, the Avondale Fire Company provided an engine for Somerset Lakes' annual holiday breakfast at the clubhouse. Engine 23-1 (B. Cole) drove Santa around Summerset Lakes and ended their ride at the clubhouse for breakfast. Crews took pictures with Santa and returned back to the firehouse soon after.

On December 20th, the Avondale Fire Company provided an engine for Loch Nairn's Brunch ... (Full Story & Photos)

Crews with Santa at Loch Nairn
Crews with Santa at Loch Nairn

Michael Blitterdorf releasing the chain
Michael Blitterdorf releasing the chain

Accident with No Injuries

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, December 05

The Avondale Fire Company was dispatched on 12/4 just before 2115 hours for an accident at Newark and Line Roads. The initial report was a vehicle way off the road into the woods with unknown injuries. Chief 23 went on the scene at 2118 hours and confirmed a vehicle was way off the road and into the woods. Rescue 23 (B. Franks) responded with a crew of 4. Chief 23 confirmed that their were no injuries ... (Full Story & Photos)

4 Calls on Thanksgiving

Junior Firefighter Brandon Cole, November 27

The Avondale Fire Company was very busy on Thanksgiving. The day started off with assisting 25 (Longwood) with two engines for a chimney fire with extension into the walls. Engine 23-1, with a crew of six, responded minutes later. Engine 23-2 then responded with a crew of 5. Engine 23-1's crew went to division 1 to pull down ceilings and help open up the walls. Engine 23-2 crews went to division 2 ... (Full Story & Photos)


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Temperature:18 F
Wind Chill:8 F
Wind Speed:7 mph
Wind Direction:290
Humidity:51 %
Visibility:10 mi
Sunrise:6:58 am
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2016 Incidents
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Past Incidents
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2015 492 1183
2014 498 1338
2013 502 1304
2012 485 1381
2011 481 1331
2010 540 1329
2009 489 1301
2008 491 1302

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