Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Flanders Fire Department. Below is some information that we believe may be of use to persons considering membership. For an application, please stop by the firehouse anytime, call the firehouse at 631.727.0758 or simply download the application by clicking under the "Files Download" link on the side of the page and send it to the Firehouse at 19 Firehouse Lane Flanders, NY 11901 Attention membership committee.
FIRE FIGHTING IS NOT FOR EVERYONE
There is plenty of opportunity to serve your community through the volunteer fire service and much of it has nothing to do with fire fighting.
The Fire services are one of the most challenging professions today. It is this diversity that inspires most men and women to enter the fire service. This business is not for everyone however. You need more than just desire to help people. You need courage, dedication, assertiveness and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges.
The personal rewards and satisfaction received from the volunteer fire service are often beyond description. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire, joy and elation when a life is saved, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment in teaching fire safety.
If you are looking for a change of pace or excitement in your life, the world of emergency services is for you.
We have various committees within the Department and its companies, all of which you will be welcomed to join. Running and maintaining a Department of our size is time consuming and at times, costly, so the volunteering of your time is something we value.
We also attend to regular truck and equipment inspections and inventories, as well as tending to fundraising, banquets, memorial services, member activities, parades, and a full menu of things that need to be done by the volunteers. Other committees include but not limited too historical, fire prevention, blood drive, and fund drive, committees.