MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - The fire siren will be blown in Morris Plains on Friday Morning at 11am to honor former Fire Chief Jack Van Orden, announced the Morris Plains Police Department. There is no emergency to the community, they said.
Chief Van Orden passed away on Monday, March 31
According to his obituary, Van Orden lived in Morris Plains for the past 55 years. He owned and operated Morristown Tire Company for 40 years and served on the Morris Plains Fire Department for 52 years. He served as Department Chief in 1977, was past president of the Morris Plains Fire Association, Served on the Morris Plains Library Board and was a member of the 20 Club of Morris County.
"He was a beloved member of the Morris Plains Fire Department", the department wrote on Facebook. "He will be deeply missed by all. We are keeping his friends and family in our thoughts and prayers.
"The Morris Plains Police Department sends thoughts and prayers to the Van Orden Family", wrote the police department on Facebook. "Jack, an Army veteran, served the Borough of Morris Plains for 52 years and was a dear friend of the Police Department. He will be greatly missed".