Sunday, December 29, 2013
Message From AVFD
As president of the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department I would like to thank the citizens of Grambrills, Crofton and Davidsonville, along with the surrounding communities, for making the special effort to buy their tree from AVFD.
We recently completed the ninth year of selling trees to our friends and neighbors and at the same time raising the needed funds to provide the best fire and emergency services to the community. We sold a record 490 trees and nearly 100 wreaths in record-breaking time to support our efforts and these and other efforts will help to fund the acquisition of a new engine that we hope to purchase and put in service in the next year. As a reminder, all the proceeds from the sale of the trees go directly to the AVFD and are used in our community.
The volunteer department began operating in 1956 — less than two years after the deaths of three children in a house fire inspired more than 50 local farmers to establish a fire department. The first call for service was received in the early minutes of Jan. 1. Slightly more than 50 calls were received in 1956. Last year, that number was up to over 3,500.
Since the beginning the community has been outstanding as a whole. Whenever we ask for things, people come out to help. Thank you for your continued support.