Norman E. Flanders
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Norman E. Flanders shared Kev Ruane's photo on Facebook
Jan 17, 2012
Ron Briggs replied to Norman E. Flanders's discussion 50th Anniversary Book Help
"you could have a specially designed cover on the book and then have the first page of photo showing the earliest photos of the dept as well as a current photo to show how far the dept has come in that time.  You could also try to have some of…"
Dec 14, 2011
Norman E. Flanders posted a discussion

50th Anniversary Book Help

Our FD will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2013. This milstone deserves great recognition and with that I am setting up a 50th Anniversary book committee.What I am asking the FFN Members is if you have any info to share on how you arranged for your 50th Anniversary Book to be a success, please pass it on if you can.I've researched it alot but I feel there is more info that I can tap into on FFN and help make our book a success.If you have any info you'd like to share {PFD files, drafts,…See More
Dec 13, 2011
Mike Compton liked Norman E. Flanders's blog post Wanted "Swift Water Rescue & Technical Rescue Team" SOP's and/or SOG's
Oct 13, 2011

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Fire Chief / Chief of Department
Years in Fire/EMS:
Serving since 1975 (US Military), 1980 Clarendon Fire Association
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Clarendon Fire Association
Years With Department/Agency
Since May 1980 to 1992 then 1999 to present
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
US Navy 1975 -1980
My Training:
* On going....it's never to late to learn something related to the fire service....even if it's covering the basics.
* Shipboard FF & Damage Control/Helicopter ARFF - US Navy
* Military FF/ARFF (Crash Fire Rescue) - US Air Force {Air National Guard} - Left as SSGT and a 7 Level Supervisor Classification
* Various National, State & County FF Training Classes/Certifications
About Me:
* Married...Oct. 1978 and in Oct. 2008, it was 30 yrs. and going, to a very wonderful and understanding woman. Who's stood by me through the years, supported my decisions, been my best friend and still makes me happy.
- They say behind every man is a stronger woman.....and that she is!!!!.
* I'll never be able to thank her enough for her outstanding love, devotion and support.
* I have three great sons. Two of which have served the fire service since both joining as juniors and one is now a LT.
* In Jan. 2007 we were blessed with our first Grandchild. Preston
Edward, I will feature his pictures in this page. Love ya buddy.
* In June 2009 we were blessed with our second Grandchild. Eion Philip, his pics will also be on my page. Love ya buddy. He looks just like his older brother. What a great baby he is.
*In August 2010 we were blessed with our first Granddaughter. Myah Ann, her pics will make it to FFN too. Love ya sweetie.

* I'm very proud and happy with the dedicated members that support me and make the Clarendon Fire Association a success. Without their outstanding help, support and dedication I couldn't do my job with such success.

* To all the members, "Thank You for all you do and for giving of your time. It's through your unselfish sacrifice, dedication, compassion and caring that make us a success!!" Always remember, "You are the greatest investment this FD has made".

* To the members families, "I want to say, "Thank you for being so supportive of your husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, son/daughter and significant other and allowing them to give of their time and for missing some special moments in your lives to be a valued member of the Clarendon Fire Assoc." Again Thank You and may God Bless You in all you do and for all you give.
Day Job:
Cabinet Maker
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
As a child I was very interested in the fire service and my local fire department.
This fascination feed my desire to join the military, received FF trng. and once discharged I joined my local FD.
I love serving my community as a volunteer FF and have two sons who have followed in my footsteps.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It' always been a life long desired passion to be a FF and I do it because I love serving my community.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Recruitment & Retention: This is the biggest issue within the volunteer fire service and is becoming a bigger threat because of the required training, hours needed to keep certification, dept. functions vs balancing a family life and work.

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What each point on the Maltese Cross stands for.

1980 to 1988, What great memories and friends.

1980 to 1988, Loved the travel and what memories.

1980 to Present. Proud to serve as Chief.

Tougher to get members with all that's required.

What more can I say!

Proud to have served.

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At 9:02am on July 6, 2011, Andrew said…
Good day! I am a collector from Ukraine. I suggest you to exchange patches.
Andrew. tkachenko_van@optima.com.uа
At 11:42pm on July 3, 2011, Tiger Schmittendorf said…
Hi Chief - I finally published your story at www.runtothecurb.com. Sorry for the delay. Thanks for sharing.

http://runtothecurb.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/rekindle-chief-norm-flanders/

Stay safe. Train often.
At 2:00pm on March 24, 2010, Jennifer said…
It was ALMOST gone... and now its snowing again today. Good thing I still have my winter tires on.
At 8:28pm on January 3, 2010, Conrad M said…
Hi Norm,
its not the easiest viewing but you could view the book as a photo album on my profile in full screen mode. If i could I would upload a pdf version for reading. I'll see about getting a copy to you.
At 1:51pm on December 28, 2009, Tiger Schmittendorf said…
Norm - Love the profile picture of the boy in the fire helmet. If you'd like to tell me about him and your story of how you got started, send me his photo. I'd love to feature it at my site: www.runtothecurb.com.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Stay safe. Train often.

Norman E. Flanders's Blog

Thank You Volunteers

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 6:09pm 1 Comment

Volunteer Appreciation Week April 11 - 17

 

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week I would like to make the following statement:

 

As Chief, I can never express enough how much pride and respect I have for “YOU” the members that make the Clarendon Fire Association a success. Without your volunteering, outstanding help, support, and devotion I couldn't do my job and we couldn't provide the professional service we offer.

 

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Structure Fire in Clarendon, VT

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 10:30pm 5 Comments

Busy day for Rutland County, VT area fire departments.



A reported structure fire in the Mill River condominium apartments in Clarendon Vermont was reported at 9:58 am. The fire was ruled under control at about 11:30 am. Firefighters and equipment remained on the scene until after 1 pm.



My new young LT requested Mutual Aid immediately based upon not knowing how many firefighters would show up, being it was a week day and the time of the day. That is a very big factor in… Continue
 
 
 

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