Flanders Firefighters Sponsor Blood Drive On Aug. 27

Firefighters and emergency medical personnel of the Flanders
Fire Company #1 and Rescue Squad plans to hold a blood drive at the
Flanders Firehouse, 27 Main St., Flanders. Slated from 2 p.m. to 8
p.m., Thurs., Aug. 27, the drive will address the continuing need for blood in
New Jersey.

“The Flanders Fire Company #1 and Rescue Squad is all about neighbors
helping neighbors,” said Doug Fenichel, president of association that
oversees the fire company. “This is another opportunity to do that.
Like fighting a fire, donating blood can save a life.”

The blood drive will be conducted by Community Blood Services, which
supplies local and area hospitals with blood and blood products.
Fenichel said people can make a reservation with Community Blood
Services by calling (201) 251-3703.

“We hope people will stop by and donate blood,” said Fenichel.
“Reservations help Community Blood Services better accommodate donors,
but even if you don’t call ahead, you’re welcome to stop by. Community
Blood Services will accommodate you.”

The Flanders Fire Company and Rescue Squad No. 1 provides fire
protection and emergency medical services to residents and businesses
in Flanders and, through mutual aid, surrounding towns. Its members
receive training in fire suppression, rescue, hazardous materials
response, homeland security issues and emergency medical services. The
fire company operates two fire engines, one tower truck, one heavy
rescue, a brush-and-foam truck, three ambulances, a multiple-casualty
unit and a mass decontamination unit. Flanders Fire Company is always
looking for firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
Information about joining the fire company can be found at
www.flanders-fire-rescue.org, by calling (973) 584-7805 or by stopping
by the firehouse on a Thursday evening.

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 donations or
public education, call (973) 584-7805 or click on

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