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
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.
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Andover Food PantryThe Department is, and has been for some time, collecting canned goods, non perishable items, and pet food for the Andover Food Pantry. Help your neighbors in need.Your donations can be brought to the firehouse Wednesday evenings from 7 PM to 9 PM or by calling 860-706-3074.
We're always looking for a few good men and women.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 format.
Hellooo... Where Are You?It's pretty sad when the ambulance is called to go into neighborhoods with houses that cost over a half a million dollars and we can't find the caller easily because there's either no house number visible or the number that is there is some cheesy, one inch tall, non-reflective, Wal-Mart special. We are offering inexpensive, well-made reflective signs for sale.The cost for the signs with brackets are $12.00 each. $10.00 without brackets. Drive by your Andover Volunteer Fire Department and you'll see a blue one for the house across the street and a green one for the fire house. You can't miss them. Click here for Reflective Address order formor stop by the fire house any Wednesday evening. What a great present.Please number your house so we can find you!Reflective house number signs will be available for purchase Saturday March 7th from 9am-11am at the Andover Fire Department. Cost is $5.00 each. However, there will be no charge if you bring non- perishable food items for the Andover Food Pantry. A house number sign could save your life or somebody you love.
Annual Steak Dinner The Andover Volunteer Fire Department's annual steak dinner will be Saturday, Sept. 12, from 5-7 p.m., at the firehouse on School Road. This family-style meal includes sirloin steak, baked potato, salad, fresh baked bread, beverages and dessert. People can eat in or take out. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased Wednesdays at the firehouse or by calling Mindy at 860-706-3074. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.