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.
It is with deep regret that the Flanders Fire Company No 1 announces the passing of Fire Fighter Iain Thomlinson who succumbed to his fight with cancer this morning surrounded by his loving family. Iain joined the company in 1994 and was honored twice by the 200 Club of Morris County for valor and meritorious service. He will be deeply missed by the Fire Department and the MT Olive Community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.
The following is the itinerary regarding memorial services for Iain Thomlinson:
Assembly at Flanders Fire Company No 1 by 1030 am in Class A uniform
Procession from Fire Department to Lieber Funeral Home to follow,
From the funeral home we will transport Iain and family to St Elizabeth's for 1130 am mass;
At the completion of mass, the Last Alarm and Firefighter's service will be at Flanders Fire Company No 1.
"When I am called to duty, God
whenever flames may rage,
give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.Help me to embrace a little child
before it’s too late,
or some older person
from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
and hear the weakest shout,
and quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out
I want to fill my calling
and give the best in me,
to guard my neighbor
and protect his property.
and if according to my fate
I am to lose my life,
Please bless with your protecting hand
my children and my wife."
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7th Annual Tom Shields Memorial Classic
coming in September 2017
Thank you to all those that came out and supported our efforts.