Flanders Fire Co. #1 and Rescue Squad
The Flanders Fire Department has the responsibility of keeping up with all Federal, State, and local laws, procedures, and policies that oversee the Fire Service. The Department also has the duty to maintain all the emergency response vehicles (both FIRE and EMS) and all other equipment used to protect the lives and property of the Flanders residents, those passing through as well as those who live in surrounding towns. The Fire & EMS Department is also responsible for attaining the best possible equipment and the continuous training of our members – both for their safety and the safety of all whom we protect.
The Fire & EMS Department is a full-time Volunteer Department, which has approximately 30 active members. We answer approximately 900 calls (runs) a year in the Flanders area. We support our neighboring towns with mutual aid for both fire and ems emergencies. We respond to fires, motor vehicle accidents, fire alarms, CO alarms, haz-mat incidents and rescues.
The Flanders Fire & Rescue Squad responds Mutual-Aid into Budd Lake, Chester, Long Valley, Netcong, Roxbury, Stanhope and Hackettstown to name a few. We have responded as far away as New Orleans, LA to provide emergency support.
Flanders Fire Bid Package - Fall 2017
(Above): A depiction of the original firehouse, which still exists as the core of the firehouse today.
This part of the structure has not had a renovation since the 1960's.
Carbon Monoxide Incident
Monday evening at 7:29pm, Mount Olive Fire, EMS and Police units were dispatched to Fennimore Ct. in the Flanders side of town for a Carbon Monoxide incident, where 5 people were found unconscious inside the residence. The first arriving units confirmed the incident and more units were requested from neighboring towns due to the high number of patients.
Police Officers from the Mt. Olive Police Department, as well as two very brave bystanders, helped pull the victims from the house as Fire and EMS were arriving on scene. Due to the quick and heroic actions by those individuals, as well as the Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics that provided patient care and transport, the victims are alive today.
Thank you to the Mt. Olive Police Departments Patrol, Investigation and Communication divisons for their outstanding assistance. Also, to the Firefighters and EMTs from Flanders and Budd Lake, as well as the following organizations: St. Clair's Paramedics, Netcong-Stanhope EMS, Chester EMS, Roxbury EMS, North Star, Atlantic Air One, Morris County Haz-Mat, New Jersey Natural Gas and Morris County Prosecutors. In addition, we wanted to acknowledge the heroic actions of Afam Nwandu and Melanie Milo, the bystanders who rushed in without hesitation to help the family and saved their lives.
The importance of having carbon monoxide and smoke alarms installed and working properly in homes can not be stressed enough. We attached several news articles, pictures and safety articles for more information:
- NFPA Safety Article:
- News Article:
- More Smoke/CO Alarm Articles:
Fire Prevention and Fundraising
The past week was one of the busiest of the year for our members. The smoke trailer operated every night of the carnival as well as a day at Picantinny Arsenal for their family day event. It was also featured next to a car cutting demonstration at the JCC camp. Overall, we answered 12 fire calls, did 30 hours of fire prevention and 18 hours of fund drive.
Also, a big thank you to Weis in Flanders for giving us cold water bottles during the fund drive. Small gestures like that make our community great.
7th Annual Tom Shields Memorial
19 September 2017
Minebrook Gold Club
0830hr Breafast w/ 1000hr Shotgun Start
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