Flanders Firefighters Stop Fire At Local Camp

Flanders Fire Company #1 and Rescue Squad Respond to Structure Fire at Local Day Camp. No injuries reported.
By: Flanders Fire Company #1 and Rescue Squad
FLANDERS, N.J. - Jan. 8, 2016 - PRLog -- Flanders firefighters stopped a fire in a building at the JCC Metrowest Camp Deeny Ribeck Thursday night before it could do significant damage.

Nobody was hurt in the fire, which was reported about 5 p.m. in a building that houses a photo lab. Firefighters arrived at the facility on Flanders-Netcong Road to find flames shooting up from one corner of the building, but quickly knocked down the fire. The blaze was contained to that corner of the building.

Fire Chief Michael McDermott said accessing the building, which is in the back of the camp complex, was a challenge due to a lack of roadways and construction. He praised firefighters for quickly extinguishing the fire before it could spread further.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Mount Olive Township Fire Marshal’s office and the Mount Olive Police Department. No damage estimate was given.

The Flanders Fire Company #1 and Rescue Squad was assisted by the Budd Lake Fire Company, Budd Lake First Aid Squad, and firefighters from Chester, Hackettstown and Netcong.

About Flanders Fire Company #1 and Rescue Squad

The Flanders Fire Company No. 1 and Rescue Squad provides fire protection and emergency medical services to residents and businesses in Flanders and, through mutual aid, surrounding towns. Members receive training in fire suppression, rescue, hazardous materials response, homeland security issues and emergency medical services. The fire company operates one fire engine, one tower truck, one combination rescue/engine, a brush-and-foam truck, three ambulances, a multiple-casualty unit and a mass decontamination unit. The fire company has openings for people interested in becoming firefighters or emergency medical technicians. Training is provided.

In addition, the fire company offers public education services including lectures, demonstrations, training and a trailer that safely simulates a smoke-filled home. For information about membership, donations or public education, call (973) 584-7805,or visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/flandersfireandrescue).


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