Saturday, June 4th, 2022
FFD ran two more calls for service today. The truck responded on assist to Feeeland PD in the 1000 block of Ridge St. and the rescue was on its way to cover White Haven Fire 186 but was cancelled en r...
Saturday, June 4th, 2022
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During the early morning hours FFD responded to an AFA in a double block in the 1000 block of Birkbeck St. The truck and engine responded with the truck performing the necessary investigation while ...
Friday, June 3rd, 2022
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During the mid afternoon FFD was dispatched to a reported building collapse in the 1100 block of Burton Street in the Hill section of the borough. The truck and rescue responded to find a one-story...
Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
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FFD answered five calls for service during the past 24 hours. It started with an EMS assist yesterday morning in the 800 block of Ridge St. which was followed by an assist to Foster Fire on a MVA on F...
Friday, June 3rd, 2022
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FFD congratulates Firefighter Larry Stepansky and all recipients on their scholarship awards
Monday, May 30th, 2022
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FFD was involved in many activities during the Memorial Day Weekend. The Department provided support to the Robert Kevin Car Show on Saturday at the Freeland Public Park. Also on Saturday the utility ...
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
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From photo 1 to photo 2. Weis Market today held a reopening ceremony at its store in West Hazleton. The Weis firm was gracious to contribute to all the agencies that responded to the incident. FFD ext...
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
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FFD firefighters were again working on various activities over the weekend. It all started with a medical assist in the 1000 block of Centre St. and then continued all weekend. The potato cake sale to...
About us

The Freeland Fire Department was formed upon a consolidation of the Freeland Citizens Hose Co. (1883) and the Fourth Ward Fire Co. (1899) in 1989. This consolidation was very progressive at that time since it was almost unheard of for fire companies to work together to improve fire protection to a community. This was a bold move for the two companies but the citizens have benefited due to the efficiencies produced ever since.

A Brief History of our Predecessors:

 The Citizens Station was originally located in the Borough Building which is currently the District Magistrate Office. In 1956 the Borough of Freeland constructed a combination streets department/fire station attached to the north side of borough building with the newly formed Freeland Northside Community Ambulance Association locating in the former station. In 1974 with the expansion of the fire department and the purchase of larger ambulances the streets department obtained another location and the station was renovated to house the apparatus of both organizations. The ambulance association has since constructed their own station.
The Fourth Ward Fire Co. was formed in an area referred to on the Northside as “the Hill”. It is the highest location in the borough and is still a challenge due to weather conditions and the extremely narrow streets. Due to the location of this neighborhood the residents formed a fire company to make certain that fire protection was provided to their homes and businesses. Their station was located at the corner of Lewis and Burton Sts. Due to tight access to the station the only apparatus housed there were the REO chemical wagon, the fire police vehicle, and later on, the utility. After the consolidation this building was disposed of.
The Freeland Fire Department Today:
The Freeland Fire Department provides fire protection to the Boroughs of Freeland and Jeddo and responds on many regional municipalities’ box alarms. Our services include engine and truck company operation, basic vehicle extrication, assistance when requested to the Freeland Northside Community Ambulance Association, and any other emergency where our services will assist the citizens and businesses of our and regional municipalities
The membership is continually striving to provide the best possible fire protection. The firefighters maintain minimum training standards in order to make certain that they can be knowledgeable in the latest fire protection tactics and strategies. Apparatus is continually being evaluated so that it will perform as expected in the event of an emergency and replacements are sought that are cost effective. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is always being evaluated so that the department firefighters are provided with PPE that will assist them in performing their tasks as safely as possible
The Department takes extreme pride in what has been accomplished in the over 135 years of its existence. It also continually  looks to the future in the ongoing process of continuing its legacy of providing quality fire protection

 


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