Recent Calls
Thu. Apr 23rd 2015
WIRES DOWN ON RIDGE STREET

This morning around 8:30 am a large box truck went south on Ridge Street and took cable wires off two houses in the 1100...

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Wed. Apr 22nd 2015
Truck and Engine on the Propane Leak in the Boro

During the late evening Luzerne County dropped the local box for a propane leak at St. Mary's BC Church Rectory in the 60...

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Tue. Apr 21st 2015
Truck and Engine on the Grill Fire in the Boro

During the early evening Luzerne County dropped the local box for a grill fire in the 400 block of Adams St. in the Boro. The...

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News Headlines
Fri. Apr 17th 2015
Department History Being Updated

Engineer Bill Kuklis has willing accepted further researching the history of the department based upon some very interesting ...

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Fri. Apr 17th 2015
Basics Training

As is the FFD practice, training on the basics began last week and will continue during the warmer months. Every fireground f...

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Thu. Apr 16th 2015
FREELAND VFW HOLDS BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT TO SUPPORT FFD

On Sunday April 12th the VFW Post 5010 hosted a Scotch Doubles 8 ball Billiards Tournament to help raise funds for perso...

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News Headlines
Fri. Apr 17th 2015
Engineer Bill Kuklis has willing accepted further researching the history of the department based upon some very interesting newspaper articles that have surfaced from around the turn of the last century. Some interesting facts that will be brought to light is the Citizens Hose was indeed the t...
Fri. Apr 17th 2015
As is the FFD practice, training on the basics began last week and will continue during the warmer months. Every fireground function is covered during this training to make certain our firefighters stay proficient in our tactics. Hydrants were covered in the first session with firefighters practicin...
Thu. Apr 16th 2015
On Sunday April 12th the VFW Post 5010 hosted a Scotch Doubles 8 ball Billiards Tournament to help raise funds for personal protective equipment for the firefighters.  Shooter from out the Freeland/ Hazleton Area participated and had an enjoyable day laughing and joking as the games went o...
Sun. Apr 12th 2015
Today is Easter according to those who follow the Orthodox Faith. The members and their families extend their Easter Greetings to those celebrating
Fri. Apr 3rd 2015
FFD officers and members extends its wishes to everyone for a holy and blessed Easter season
Recent Calls
Thu. Apr 23rd 2015
This morning around 8:30 am a large box truck went south on Ridge Street and took cable wires off two houses in the 1100 and 700 block of the street.  Utility 136 responded secured the wires and the cable company was notified of the downed wires Freeland PD assisted and is invest...
Wed. Apr 22nd 2015
During the late evening Luzerne County dropped the local box for a propane leak at St. Mary's BC Church Rectory in the 600 block of the Boro. The engine and truck responded in that order with the engine standing by at a hydrant in the block and truck crew being assigned the investigation. As the...
Tue. Apr 21st 2015
During the early evening Luzerne County dropped the local box for a grill fire in the 400 block of Adams St. in the Boro. The truck was returning from a public service call in Butler Twp. and immediately responded to scene finding a grill fire that was extinguished by the residents. A full crew was ...
Tue. Apr 21st 2015
FFD was requested to set up an LZ at the White Haven ball park this morning.  The Engine manned up and was cancelled by fire command while they were enroute.
Sun. Apr 19th 2015
136 Utility and ATV were dispatched to assist Valley Regional Fire with a brush fire in Beach Mountain Lakes Development Sunday around noon time. The Utility responded with its Wildland crew and returned to station early in the afternoon.
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.)
Fire Poice Needed

Anyone intrested in volunteering we are in need of people for Fire Police. Please contact any member or contact the station at 570-636-3244

FUND RAISING

 

Chicken Bar B Que, 4/25/15

PA State Certification

             

Training

Essentials of Firefighting, LCCC/PSTI,  Schedule Posted on Board

Station Training 4/23/15, 4/30/15

Truck Company Tactics and Tricks, Nanticoke City Fire Department, 5/2/15

 

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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