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.
The Flanders end of the Morristown & Erie Railway (The High Bridge Branch) is now being used to store rail cars, filled with butane and propane. These cars are on the rails behind the Toys R Us Distribution Center and run along Bartley Rd and Bartley-Flanders Rd.
The attached map is the evacuation zone, if one or multiple rail cars were to leak or experience a fire. Knowing the evacuation zone is an important part of pre-planning when it comes to the severity of these events.
6th Annual Tom Shields Memorial Classic
September 20, 2016
Please come out and supported our efforts.
Click HERE for more information on Tom and the event.