609.499.1393 401 Firehouse Lane, Florence, NJ 08518

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Mission Statement

  • Quick and efficient fire suppression services.
  • Hazard identification and mitigation services.
  • Fire Prevention through code enforcement, public education, and fire investigation services.
  • Emergency medical services.

These services are delivered with highly motivated, team oriented personnel, trained and certified, using the best resources available.

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Message from the Fire District Administrator

Florence Township Fire District No. 1 provides efficient and effective fire suppression, hazard mitigation, and emergency medical services, public education and fire code enforcement to our community and neighbors through efficient and financially responsible programs.  These programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Quick and efficient fire suppression services.
  • Hazard identification and mitigation services.
  • Fire Prevention through code enforcement, public education, and fire investigation services.
  • Emergency medical services.

These services are delivered with highly motivated, team-oriented personnel, trained and certified, using the best resources available.

The Florence Fire Department is a combination fire department of Career Uniformed firefighters and volunteer firefighters working together to protect life, stabilize emergency incidents and protect property of the residents and visitors of Florence Township.

The Florence Fire Department’s EMS Division provides basic life support services with professionally staffed career and per-diem Emergency Medical Technicians with exceptional knowledge, skills and abilities.

The Florence Fire Department core values are:

Honor, Integrity, and pride

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Yesterday, the Florence Township Fire Department went to the Florence Township High School to show the high schoolers what they do! Our career Firefighters got the chance to interact with the students and show them their gear and tools, and the EMT's did not get to stay long due to a call- the health and safety of the residences is their top priority!

We hope the students were inspired to want to join our volunteer programs, if anyone is interested in volunteering or learning more about what we do, please stop by the firehouse or email Administrator Tharp at rtharp@ftfd40.org!
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Yesterday, the Florence Township Fire Department went to the Florence Township High School to show the high schoolers what they do! Our career Firefighters got the chance to interact with the students and show them their gear and tools, and the EMTs did not get to stay long due to a call- the health and safety of the residences is their top priority!

We hope the students were inspired to want to join our volunteer programs, if anyone is interested in volunteering or learning more about what we do, please stop by the firehouse or email Administrator Tharp at rtharp@ftfd40.org!

Pray for speedy recoveryNine Los Angeles firefighters were injured, two critically, in an explosion early Thursday in Wilmington as they tried to extinguish a fire on a semi-truck with pressurized natural gas tanks, authorities said.

Ten firefighters responded to a vehicle fire shortly before 7 a.m. at 1120 N. Alameda St. in Wilmington, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The truck, which did not have a trailer used to transport cargo, was fueled by compressed natural gas. It had two 100 gallon tanks mounted on either side of the truck. Six minutes after crews arrived—as they attempted to extinguish the blaze—one of the tanks exploded, shooting flames 30 feet in the air, said LAFD Spokesman Captain Erik Scott.

The tanks are under 3300 pounds of pressure, Scott said. The blast created a massive fireball and sent up a plume of smoke into the neighborhood, according to video footage from the scene.

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Pray for speedy recovery

The Florence Township Fire Department would like to invite everyone to be our Valentine and to remember:

<3 Have a Home Fire Escape Plan that is known by everyone in the home, including visiting friends or relatives.

<3 Make sure everyone knows the sound of a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm and make sure they are working properly. All smoke alarms should be replaced every 10-years and all CO alarms should be replaced every 7-years.

<3 Remember to stay Fire-Safe!

If you ever have a question regarding alarms or escape planning please do not hesitate to contact us!

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The Florence Township Fire Department would like to invite everyone to be our Valentine and to remember:

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History of the Florence Twp Fire Dept

In April 1912, a pharmacist by the name of Henry O. Adams used his spare First motorized engine for Florence Township Fire Departmenttime to gather signatures from the townspeople of Florence in order to start an organized volunteer fire company. Mr. Adams’ efforts paid off and a charter was created and the Florence Fire Company No. 1 was born.

The Florence Township Fire Department operates 2 command vehicles, 2 Engines, 1 Tower Ladder, 1 Rescue Truck, 1 3000 Gallon Tanker, 2 State Certified Ambulances, 1 Boat for Delaware River Operations, 1 Fire Police Vehicle, and 3 support vehicles.

We cover an area of approximately 10.18 square miles, along with areas on the NJ Turnpike, Interstate 295 and State Highway 130. We provide Fire suppression, prevention and investigation along with EMS and Rescue services to 14,000 residents and an estimated 50,000 per day transient population using our interstates and highways.
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