The object of this company shall be to prevent and extinguish fires, to protect life and property, to assist the duly constituted authorities in time of disaster, and to promote fraternalism among its members.
"In the U.S. in the year 2007,
- A fire department responded to a fire every 20 seconds.
- One structure fire was reported every 59 seconds
- There were 1,557,500 fires reported, causing $14.6 billion in property damage."
The Armor Volunteer Fire Company has been serving the community with 100% volunteer manpower since its inception. We provide Fire, Rescue and EMS protection to its approximately 5,500 residents in a 2.55 square mile area, responding to roughly 400 calls per year. The Armor VFC actively trains their Firefighters and EMS providers, holding 5 drills per month for its 56 members. With the addition of new developments to our community, The AVFC is always finding ways to keep up with our growing population by holding Tuesday night Bingo, Pull Tabs at the Erie County Fair, and our annual fund drive, which was a great success in 2008 thanks to our community.
The Armor Volunteer Fire Company was officially founded on May 5th, 1944. The Company’s first pumper, a 1922 American LaFrance was purchased from Hamburg Fire Department for $450.00, and from then on, the Armor Volunteer Fire Company was born. In 1945, Armor took its permanent home on Clark Street, then, in 1964, the Fire Hall was replaced in a project that took over three years. In February of 1955, the Armor Fire Company added Rescue to their services and in January of 1967, Emergency Medical Services. In September of 1957, The Armor VFC established their weekly Bingo which still runs today as a main source
of our fundraising. In addition to serving the community, The Armor VFC is the Official Protector of “Americas Fair: The Erie