Recent Calls
Sun. Nov 27th 2016
SMOKE ALARM ACTIVATION AT TRAILER IN A TRAILER

Station 136 was dispatched for an alarm sounding in a trailer at the rear of 807 Schwabe Street.  136 Truck, 136 Engine ...

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Fri. Nov 25th 2016
Truck on the Lock Out in the Boro

As the truck was returning back to station in the early morning hours a request was made to assist a resident with entry in t...

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Thu. Nov 24th 2016
Structure Fire in the Hill Section of the Boro

During the early evening hours right after Thanksgiving Dinner Luzerne County struck the first alarm assignment for a structu...

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News Headlines
Thu. Nov 24th 2016
Happy Thanksgiving

FFD extends its wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to all residents of the Northside

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Tue. Nov 22nd 2016
GUN RAFFLE WINNERS

Freeland Fire Department held its Fall Gun Raffle on Saturday Nov. 19, 2016.First Prize was a Remington 700 sps any Caliber ....

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Mon. Nov 21st 2016
AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM TO SUPPORT FREELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT

 Support us when you shop on Black Friday Cyber Monday and Anytime . StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2580...

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News Headlines
Thu. Nov 24th 2016
FFD extends its wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to all residents of the Northside
Tue. Nov 22nd 2016
Freeland Fire Department held its Fall Gun Raffle on Saturday Nov. 19, 2016.First Prize was a Remington 700 sps any Caliber . The winning ticket  #155 was Raymond FrostSecond Prize was a Smith & Wessen 637 38 Special.  The winning ticket # 174 was Craig GeorgeThird Prize was a Savage 9...
Mon. Nov 21st 2016
 Support us when you shop on Black Friday Cyber Monday and Anytime . StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2580650 and Amazon donates to Freeland Fire Department. You can also use the Amazon Smile link on our webpage. Note: This program costs you nothing to participate and Amazon ...
Wed. Nov 16th 2016
FFD conducted its annual hose testing yesterday at the 4th Ward Playground. Over 3700 feet of 5 in hose was tested and all lengths pass the certified testing. 136 Engine and 136 Rescue were repacked and ready for service in less than 4 hours thanks to all the help from our members.
Sun. Nov 6th 2016
Freeland Fire Department was honored to participate in the 2nd annual Lantern Launch for the Cancer Society held at the Della Croce Field last night.
Recent Calls
Sun. Nov 27th 2016
Station 136 was dispatched for an alarm sounding in a trailer at the rear of 807 Schwabe Street.  136 Truck, 136 Engine and 136 Rescue responded and upon arrival the homeowner was on scene. The smoke alarm was sounding and it was determined to be a malfunctioning kerosene heater.  The resi...
Fri. Nov 25th 2016
As the truck was returning back to station in the early morning hours a request was made to assist a resident with entry in the 600 block of Chestnut St. The crews made entry into the residence with no damage
Thu. Nov 24th 2016
During the early evening hours right after Thanksgiving Dinner Luzerne County struck the first alarm assignment for a structure fire in the 600 block of Walnut St. As units arrived on the scene there was no fire located despite county receiving multiple calls reporting a working fire. A corrected ad...
Tue. Nov 22nd 2016
Freeland Code Enforcement requested the assistance of the fire department to secure a building in the 600 block of Centre Street.  136 Ladder responded and assisted Code Enforcement. 
Tue. Nov 22nd 2016
136 Ladder and 136 Engine responded to a report of a residential structure fire on Berwick Street in White Haven this morning.  Smell of smoke in the residence and fire detectors were going off and unknown of the origin. Investigation revealed the smoke was caused by a cooking inciden...
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

 


Burning any fuel produces carbon monoxide. This means any fuel-burning appliance in your home is a potential source. Poisoning comes from inhaling enough of the gas that it replaces oxygen in the blood.

 

Gas central heating, space heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, wood burning stoves, and water heaters are all leading sources of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide can escape if these devices leak or are poorly vented. Exhaust from a car parked in a closed garage can also be a source.

The Carbon Monoxide and Gas Safety Society says that on average, carbon monoxide poisoning kills 40 people a year and injures around 300. But it believes cases are under reported as there is no automatic testing for CO of people who die suddenly.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning

The initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu but without fever. They include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Irregular breathing.
 

If you have any of these symptoms -- and if you feel better when you go outside your home but the symptoms reappear once you're back inside -- you may have carbon monoxide poisoning.


If carbon monoxide poisoning is known or suspected:

  • Get out of the building or car where the carbon monoxide is present.
  • Keep still. (This will conserve oxygen in the blood, which is already at a low level because carbon monoxide has partially replaced it.)
  • It is important that you get treated right away. At the hospital, you will probably get oxygen therapy through a mask.

Call 911 immediately!!!!

 

Tips for preventing carbon monoxide poisoning

 

  • Install at least one smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm on every level of your home and near bedrooms. The alarm should meet the latest Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety standard and comply with local regulations for placement in the home.
  • Call a certified professional to inspect, clean, and tune up the central heating system and repair leaks.
  • Monitor appliances, chimneys, and vents for visible soot, rust, stains, blockage, or corrosion. Also have them inspected each year. When in use, make sure they vent properly to allow gas to escape from enclosed areas. Don't close the fireplace or damper before the fire is completely out.
  • Open flues when fireplaces are in use.
  • Hire a professional to clean your chimney at least once a year.
  • Make sure wood burning stoves comply with local regulations and meet current EPA emissions standards.
  • Burn only wood and be sure the wood stove is placed on an approved stove board to protect the floor from heat and embers.
  • Never use generators indoors or in crawl spaces.
  • Use proper fuel in space heaters.
  • Use space heaters in well-ventilated areas.
  • Don't use a gas kitchen oven to heat your home. Keep gas appliances properly adjusted and serviced.
  • Don't burn charcoal or use a grill indoors.
  • Don't use paint remover that has methylene chloride in it, especially when children are around. (Methylene chloride converts to carbon monoxide in the body.)
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FREELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
P.O. BOX 28
FREELAND,PA.18224
Non-Emergency: 570-636-3244
Emergency: 911
Fax: 570-636-0221