Recent Calls
Mon. May 25th 2015
Engine and Utility on the EMS Assist in the Boro

During the early morning hours Freeland Northside BLS requested the engine to respond to an entry and assist at Elderly ...

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Sun. May 24th 2015
Engine on the LZ Assist to Foster

During the early evening Luzerne County dropped the box for a MVA with injuries and entrapment in the Eckley Section of Foste...

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Sat. May 23rd 2015
Rescue Engine on the EMS Assist in the Boro

During the mid afternoon while the Car Show was occurring a pediatric patient was brought over to the department food stand i...

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News Headlines
Tue. May 26th 2015
Potato Cake Sale a Hugh Success!

This weekend the department conducted its Annual Potato Cake Sale at the Memorial Weekend Celebration. This year the departme...

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Mon. May 25th 2015
FFD Pariticipates in Memorial Day Events

The Freeland Fire Department membership again paid homage to the veterans who fought so valiantly to insure our liberty and f...

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Sat. May 23rd 2015
Photo Session for the Apparatus

This afternoon Dan Markiewicz of the West End Fire and Rescue of Mahanoy City and a group of other photographers made a visit...

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News Headlines
Tue. May 26th 2015
This weekend the department conducted its Annual Potato Cake Sale at the Memorial Weekend Celebration. This year the department increased its capacity of batter and therefore covered all three days of the event. This proved to be a successful formula as the tasty treats were available throughout the...
Mon. May 25th 2015
The Freeland Fire Department membership again paid homage to the veterans who fought so valiantly to insure our liberty and freedom in the various services held on the Northside. At the Freeland American Legion Post 473 the membership in their new Class A uniforms stood with the Legion and Freeland ...
Sat. May 23rd 2015
This afternoon Dan Markiewicz of the West End Fire and Rescue of Mahanoy City and a group of other photographers made a visit to the Northside to take photos of the apparatus. Department engineers positioned the rigs at the DellaCroce Memorial Field for the session. The Department expresses its appr...
Thu. May 21st 2015
The Freeland American Legion Post 473 will present its Citizen of the Year Award to Freeland Boro Fire Chief Joseph J. Stepansky at its Memorial Day Ceremony at the Post Home on Monday at 12:15pm. The Chief has been involved in the fire service since joining the Citizens Hose Company at age 16 and h...
Tue. May 19th 2015
The Freeland Fire Department, Freeland Northside Community Ambulance, and Freeland Police Department attended a tribute ceremony sponsored by the Freeland Masonic Lodge. The Lodge annually displays their appreciation to emergency responders prior to Memorial Day. The Department thanks the Lodge for ...
Recent Calls
Mon. May 25th 2015
During the early morning hours Freeland Northside BLS requested the engine to respond to an entry and assist at Elderly Apartment #2, 400 block of Ridge St., in the boro. Both rigs manned and responded and assisted medical crews with entry and patient removal
Sun. May 24th 2015
During the early evening Luzerne County dropped the box for a MVA with injuries and entrapment in the Eckley Section of Foster Twp. Foster and White Haven fire units along with White Haven BLS and Medic 11 responded to find an injured male patient needing extrication. Foster command requested F...
Sat. May 23rd 2015
During the mid afternoon while the Car Show was occurring a pediatric patient was brought over to the department food stand in need of medical attention. EMT's working the stand started care on the patient while awaiting for Freeland Northside BLS and Medic 11 to arrive. The rescue engine which ...
Fri. May 22nd 2015
During the mid morning White Haven Fire requested the rescue engine from FFD to assist in the haz mat incident in their boro. The rig fully manned and responded and upon arrival assisted in mitigating a sewer line problem
Thu. May 21st 2015
During the late afternoon Carbon County requested the truck and engine for a reported structure fire in Weatherly Boro. Both rigs fully manned and responded to be placed in staging upon arrival. The truck crew upon arrival prepared to go to work setting up with ground ladders, tools, saws, and TIC t...
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
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Fax: 570-636-0221