Community Involvement

Each year members of the Altamont Volunteer Fire Department host or participate in a number of community related events.

  • In the spring the AFD holds its major fundraiser the Annual Ball (except in 2017, there will only be a mail campaign).
  • Members participate selling Hot dogs, Burgers and Fries during the Annual PTA Garage Sale Day the first Saturday in May of each year. 
  • The Big Red Trucks come out each year for the Annual Memorial Day Parade.
  • The members host 2 to 4 free family Movies at Dusk in Orsini Park during July and August. 
  • Participate in Altamont Fair by exhibiting a few of our Big Red Fire Trucks, providing fire safety/prevention materials and displaying our very own antique fire truck. 
  • Members also participate in National Night Out at Tawsentha Park each year. The Annual Back to School BBQ is always a success and is held every year the Friday of the first full week of school. 
  • The AFD host the Annual 9/11 Memorial Service in September.
  • The Membership particpates in the Altamont Fall Festival in hopes of recruiting local residents to join our family.
  • In October, the members host the Annual Fire Safety Open House/Family Dinner in the Community Room. 
  • During Fire Prevention Week, children from the Altamont Preschool and Altamont Elementary visit the the Fire House to see the big red trucks and discuss prevention and safety.
  • In November of each year, the AFD host the Annual Night of Comedy which is one of their most popular events.
  • Finally, on one Sunday in December, Santa jumps on the the Big Red Truck and with the help of the fire fighters, visits the homes of local children.