Santa Coming to Town....
We've heard from the Chief Elf and he wants everyone to know that Santa is coming to visit all of Avoca, escorted by your volunteers. So mark your calendars,
Santa will be hitting each street in town beginning at 2pm on Saturday, December 14th.
We appreciate Santa fitting us into his busy schedule. And to show our gratitude, we're kicking up the Christmas Spirit a notch. As Santa greets all the children
in the borough, the FD will be collecting non-perishable food products to assist those who find themselves in need during this special season.
We ask anyone interested to greet Santa with canned or boxed non perishable food items that we can forward to others in need.
Football Game Raises Money for Kids
Members from the Avoca & Pittston Twp fire depts took to the Avoca Teener field Saturday morning to play a flag football game. While bragging rights were
on the line, the real winners weren't even on the field. Playing to raise money for the KRZ 98.5 Cares for Kids program, the two departments raised more than
$560 in less than 14 days.
The money raised will go to purchase Christmas presents for children who otherwise might not receive any for the upcoming holiday.
While the 112 gang fell short of the win, losing 14-7 in double overtime, we are certainly proud that they gave up their Saturday and played for such a worthy
cause. Congrats to both teams for a game well played.
Scouts Visit the 112 House
Members took time out from our regularly scheduled Thursday night training to play host to the local Scout troop. Members, led by Lt Collins and Sargeant
Bartoli provided a tour of the apparatus along with some of the specialized tools that are used by the department.
It was an enjoyable visit that ended with a question/answer period and Firefighter Chad Jacobs providing a close-up look of a firefighter dressed in gear and
Thanks to the Scouts for their visit and Thanks to all the members who assisted in last night's activities.
Dept. Ends Christmas Tree Sales
It is with mixed emotions that we announce that the department has decided to end its Annual Christmas tree sales. For more than 20 years, the members have
spent much of their holiday season selling and delivering trees to our loyal customers.
The annual sale has been a crucial fund raiser in keeping our doors open and allowing us to provide services. Unfortunately, the demands it places on the members
along with declining sales, drove the decision to create new fund raising opportunities.
The members would like to thank everyone for their many years of patronage and loyalty. We wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season.
We have a limited numeber of smoke detectors available from the WNEP Save a Life program. The detectors are free and can be obtained
by stopping at or calling the Emergency Services building at (570)457-2894.
The detectors will be given out on a first come basis.
An all volunteer department can only exist if it has volunteer members. Over the past year, we’ve lost several active members due to new employment
or relocation from the area. This has had a drastic impact on the services we provide. The only way for us to be sure to meet every emergency response is
to increase our membership. We currently have less than 15 active members, which is not sufficient when it comes to all the work involved in running our
According to nationally recognized studies, there are only four options for communities to maintain viable emergency services:
- Recruit and retain volunteer firefighters;
- Create and maintain a combination volunteer and career fire department;
- Create an entirely career fire department;
- Contract services with an outside agency
You can learn more about becoming a volunteer by visiting our Join Us page.