What you are about to read (if you haven't been scared off by the length of it) comes directly out of our 50th Anniversary publication. The gap between 1987 and the present will soon be filled but for you history buffs, what's here now is the good stuff.Special thanks to Scott Yeomans, President of the Andover Historical Society, who wrote all this.Click for History
A fire apparatus, fire engine, fire truck, or fire appliance is a vehicle designed to assist in fighting fires by transporting firefighters to the scene and providing them with access to the fire, along with water or other equipment. In some areas, the terms fire engine and fire truck represent different types of firefighting apparatus.Click for Apparatus
The Andover Volunteer Fire Department is looking for members to serve as Firefighters, EMTs, and/or Fire Police. If you are 16 years of age or older, responsible, willing to learn, and hard working, then we need you. Firefighting or EMS experience is not required. We will provide training.View and print our application in PDF formatClick for Member List
Make sure all family members know what to do in the event of a fire. Draw a floor plan with at least two ways of escaping every room. Make a drawing for each floor. Dimensions do not need to be correct. Make sure the plan shows important details: stairs, hallways and windows that can be used as fire escape routes.Click for Safety Tips
Andover Volunteer Fire Department's 75th AnniversaryThanks to all who came out to help us celebrate. We hope you had a good time.See you in 25 years!
The Andover Volunteer Fire Department provides the small, Eastern Connecticut town of Andover with Fire and EMS service. We are also members of the Tolland County Dive Team. Our territory includes one of the most dangerous roads in America; the 11 mile stretch of Route 6 from Bolton to Columbia, also known as Suicide 6. Don't become a Suicide 6 statistic. Please drive it with care.
The Andover Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Easter plant sale from Thursday, April 17 to Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Easter Sunday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at the firehouse on School Road. There will be many varieties to choose from, including lilies, tulips, azaleas, mums, hyacinths, hydrangeas, daffodils, spring baskets and more. There will also be a bake sale on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20.