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Let's Play Ball!

We're ready to play!

The 3rd Annual Softball Tournament is scheduled to kick off on Friday, August 8th at 6pm. The first game will feature the Duryea FD vs Pittston Twp FD. Afterwards, Avoca FD takes on West Pittston FD followed by Greenwood FD then playing the winners of the 6pm game.

At 9pm, the non fire department bracket kicks off with defending champs, BMJ Towing vs Town Tavern. The last game of the evening will feature Docs vs Timeless Customs.

The tournament continues all weekend long with Saturday's games beginning at 9am.

We hope to see everyone come out and enjoy the summer weather, see old friends, watch some ball all while suupporting three great organizations. Proceeds from this year's tournament will benefit the Avoca Fire Department, Avoca Little League and the Avoca Lions Club.


FP-112 Ready for Service

The lettering and light package have been completed and Fire Police 112 is now in service.


Station 112 looking good during the Dupont Memorial Day parade.


Aircraft Crash/Rescue Training

Thursday afternoon, Engine 112 staffed with Lt Collins, Sgt Bartoli and FFs O'Brien & Chiumento assisted crews at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int'l Airport with their annual aircraft crash/rescue training. Along with Thursday's training session, AFD crews will be participating in this weekend's mock disaster at the airport, which is required by FAA regulations.


Building Improvements

The FD and Ambulance Association teamed up to get a grant project completed with PPL to install new exterior, energy efficient lighting all around the building. The new lights were needed to improve security and safety and deemed essential as the ambulance now has employees leaving and entering for the midnight shift. Both organizations split the cost share to complete the installation.

This is the second round of lighting improvements completed. Previously, all the interior lights were replaced to use more energy efficient lighting. That project was also completed as part of a grant project. In all, the organizations have seen more than 25% reduction in monthly energy bills.


Many, Many Thanks!

The benefit for Frank Wozniak turned out to be a huge success. It was even better than ever imagined. We would like to take this time to thank all those who came out tonight for a great evening. We would also like to thank everyone who donated anything to the event. It's an amazing feeling to see the community and friends give back in such a big way. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for making this night a huge success. Keep on fighting Woz.

Don't forget, keep visiting our Facebook page at: Woz's Warriors to stay updated and learn of future activities.


Members Complete CSR Training

On Saturday, many members completed 16 hours of Confined Space Rescue training. This training is a continuation of their dedication to becoming proficient in the specialty rescue disciplines.

During the course of the class, members learned about the many dangers facing confined space entrants, atmospheric monitoring and ventilation techniques, familiarized themselves with the many different specialized tools used in confined space rescue. Those tools include air supply systems, escape paks, hard line communciation devices, tripods, rigging, patient packaging devices as well as raising and lowering systems.

Members from Avoca, Duryea, Pittston Twp and Clifford FDs all participated in the training class. Special thanks to our dedicated instructors, Paul Klecha and Alan Zekoski. You both made this class a great experience.


Members Complete CPR/First Aid Training

Members came together Thursday night to complete the annual CPR/First Aid refresher class. Besides recertifying members in CPR, members also reviewed basic first aid procedures, automatic external defibrulator training and saw a demo from Geisinger Medic 303's automatic compression device that is used to provide chest compressions in place of manual CPR.

Thanks to Medic 303 and Avoca EMS for sharing their equipment and expertise with us.


Volunteers Needed

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 fire department.

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.

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