The Flanders Fire Company No. 1 has the responsibility to respond to fire and EMS emergencies within Mt. Olive Township, Flanders and the surrounding communities. The Company has the duty to maintain all the emergency vehicles and all the equipment used to protect the lives, the property of Flanders residents, those passing through as well as those who live in surrounding towns. The Fire Company is also responsible for attaining the best possible equipment and the continuous training of our volunteer members-- both for their safety and the safety of all whom we protect.
The Fire Company and Rescue Squad is a 100% Volunteer Department, which has approximately 40 active members. We answer approximately 1300 calls (also called runs) a year. We support our neighboring towns with mutual aid for both fire and EMS emergencies. We respond to fires, motor vehicle accidents, fire alarms, CO (carbon monoxide) alarms, hazardous material incidents, rescues and medical emergencies. The Flanders Fire and Rescue Squad response mutual-aid into Budd Lake, Chester, Long Valley, Netcong, Roxbury, Stanhope and Hackettstown to name a few. We have responded as far as New Orleans, La. to provide emergency support during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Flanders Fire Co. #1 and Rescue Squad is deeply saddened to announce the
passing of Ex-Chief Fred Detoro Sr.
Message from Chief T. Wargo,
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of past Chief and past Association President Frederick Detoro Sr Badge #9. The second of three generations of Flanders firefighters passed away Saturday November 10th, 2018 surrounded by family.
Flanders Fire Co. #1 and Rescue Squad is deeply saddened to announce
the passing of firefighter Patrick Piserchio.
A message from Chief T. Wargo:
It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that on the evening of Thursday October 25th, 2018 I announce the passing of firefighter, friend, and loving husband Pat Piserchio and his fight against cancer. Over the years Pat touched the lives of thousands and in his career as a dedicated firefighter has achieved countless meritorious awards of achievement and valor. The Flanders Fire Co. #1 and Rescue Squad will miss you brother and will stand by your family's side. Rest in peace.
The Tom Shields Memorial Golf Outing
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