“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a firefighter The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the firefighter has to do believe that his is a noble calling." -Edward F. Croker, Chief of Department, F.D.N.Y. 1899-1911
We remember our members that made the Freeland Fire Department what it is today.
You will never be forgotten and we pay tribute to the members that came before us.
Daniel P. Bobby
George Bobby Sr.
Francis Boyle Sr.
John (Jack) Brogan
Francis X. Gallagher
James M. Gallagher
John E. Gallagher
John R. Gallagher
Edward G. Herbner
Michael Karboski Jr.
Paul C. Kempchinsky
John F. Lutz
Gerald J. Malloy
Rev. Gary Mensinger
Joseph Sabol Sr.
Joseph Sabol Jr.
Joseph Stepansky Sr.
Joseph Stepansky Jr.
Charles Thomas Jr.
Michael (Mickey) Ustynoski Jr.
Robert L. Whitehead
John J. Wilson
Freeland Fire Department ISO Class 3
ISO is an acronym for Insurance Service Organization.
ISO rates fire departments on a scale of 1 through 10.
10 being the worst level of fire protection,and with 1 being the best.
ISO then publishes this rating to insurance carriers.
Many insurance companies use the ISO scale in determining rates for homeowner’s insurance.
As a matter of reference, out of 2,392 fire departments in Pennsylvania, only 155 are rated as Class 3. Also, only 16 departments are rated higher than 3.
Communities are rated from 1 -10 with one being the best and 10 allowing for no credit for fire service.
Statistical data on insurance losses bear out the relationship between excellent fire protection and low fire losses. By classifying a community’s ability to suppress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire protection services.
The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. By securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services.
The Freeland Fire Department is committed to saving lives and property by training firefighters, providing proper equipment, and an adequate supply of water provided by the Freeland Municipal Authority..
Members of the FFD and the FMA are understandably proud that their hard work has paid off.