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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Round 4️⃣!

Today crews hid 30+ books around town!

Thank you for all your support, we love seeing all the pictures when people find them.

Happy hunting! 👀
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Round 4️⃣!

Today crews hid 30+ books around town!

Thank you for all your support, we love seeing all the pictures when people find them.

Happy hunting! 👀

Seats are now available for the Community CPR class being held on April 23rd, 2024. We look forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less

We are accepting applications for the Fifth Annual Emergency Services Youth Academy. If you or someone you know are interested in a career in law enforcement, the fire service or emergency medical services and you are between 10 and 17 years of age, this is the program for you. This is a great opportunity to learn, have fun and gain experience with emergency service related scenarios, personnel, equipment and operations.
Physical training and marching is also an integral part of the program.
If you are up to the challenge, come join us.
See you in July!!!
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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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