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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

Hoagie Sale, October 26

Spaghetti Dinner, December 7


Training

NIMS 400 - 10/16, 10/20, 10/23, 11/6

Basics Refresher - 10/22, 10/29, 10/30, 11/3, 11/4, 11/10, 11/12, 11/15

 


Recent Calls

Thu. Oct 23rd 2014
FIRE DRILL AT DRUMS SCHOOL

Late this morning FFD was dispatched to a Commercial Structure Fire at the Drums Elementary Middle School. Valley Regional Fi...

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Wed. Oct 22nd 2014
EMS ASSIST IN THE 800 BLOCK OF FRONT STREET

Early last evening Freeland EMS requested the assistance of the Freeland Fire Department for a lifting assist. Utility 136 re...

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Wed. Oct 22nd 2014
SERVICE CALL AT FREELAND POST OFFICE

Wednesday evening FFD was notified of a potential hazard at the Freeland Post Office on Main Street. The flag pole in front o...

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News Headlines

Sun. Oct 19th 2014
FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM AT FREELAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

On Friday Freeland Fire Department along with Hazleton Fire Department conducted their annual fire prevention program at the ...

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Sun. Oct 19th 2014
First Snow Flakes of the Season

When the Northside was getting up this morning the first flakes were beginning to fall. This is the start for the always long...

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Sun. Oct 19th 2014
Clean Up Was Large

Over the last few days FFD firefighters were busy cleaning up after the 3 alarm fire plus tanker task force in the boro. Hose...

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FREELAND,PA.18224



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Residential fire prevention/suppression technology research funding opportunity
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is accepting Small Business Innovation Research grant applications for projects related to the development and improvement of technologies for fire prevention, alerting of residential fires, and fire suppression. Applicants must be small businesses. Read the funding announcement at: grants.nih.gov/grants/Funding/sbir.htm. Application deadline: Dec. 5, 2014.


2014 National Preparedness Month toolkit now available
National Preparedness Month is right around the corner! This September's theme is Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare. The Ready Campaign is gearing up to bring your community many great resources and tools for preparedness. Get started planning your preparedness events and National Day of Action with the just-released 2014 National Preparedness Month toolkit!


New program helps fire departments plan for older adult fire safety
A new program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is available to fire departments and other community organizations to help plan and implement fire safety interventions for the high-risk group of older adults. The Fire-Safe Seniors program uses home assessments, smoke alarm installation, education and follow-up to ensure a comprehensive approach to fire prevention. A free toolkit is available to help you implement the program. For more information, visit the USFA website at www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/older/


Mary Marchone honored with national fire safety award
Mary Marchone, a U.S. Fire Administration/National Fire Academy (NFA) training specialist for the Fire Prevention (Management) curriculum, is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education. The award was presented on May 1 at the 26th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, D.C.


Updated report: Residential Building Electrical Fires (2009-2011)
The U.S. Fire Administration has released an updated report on home electrical fires. From 2009-2011, an estimated 25,900 home electrical fires were reported to fire departments within the United States each year. These fires caused an estimated 280 deaths, 1,125 injuries and $1.1 billion in property loss. Home electrical fires resulted in greater dollar loss per fire than nonelectrical fires. Download the free report from our website at www.usfa.fema.gov


Theme for the 2014 Arson Awareness Week is announced
The theme for this year's Arson Awareness Week (May 4-10) is Vehicle Arson: A Combustible Crime. For more information and resources you can use to increase awareness about vehicle arson in your community, visit the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/aaw/.


New resources for National Fire Incident Reporting System users
In support of National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) users, the U.S. Fire Administration is now publishing NFIRSGrams: short bulletins that provide coding help to fire department personnel using NFIRS. NFIRSGrams address frequently asked questions and common mistakes made when completing incident forms. Visit www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/nfirs/training/ for the latest NFIRSGram bulletins and to sign up to receive them through email.


Federal committee releases strategic plan to support emergency medical services nationwide
The Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS) has reached consensus on a strategic plan that maps action steps for federal support of optimal emergency medical services (EMS) systems nationwide. The five-year plan provides a framework to synchronize interagency efforts and strengthen EMS practices, principles and strategies throughout the United States. Download the FICEMS Strategic Plan from the EMS.gov website at www.ems.gov/ficems/plan.htm


Recommendations for safer emergency vehicle and roadway incident response
Our latest study report, Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative (2014), provides best practices and recommendations for safer emergency vehicle and roadway incident response. Topics covered include common crash causes and crash prevention, internal and external factors for improving response and roadway safety, vehicle design and maintenance, and regulating emergency vehicle response and roadway scene safety. Download this free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov.





Fire Challenge Warning

NFPA issues "fire challenge" warning

Fire ChallengeThe National Fire Protection Association is joining the Phoenix Society warning of a new “fire challenge” trending on YouTube and social media.  We have experience with the effects of fire, understand the devastating impact of fire on lives, and hope our efforts to warn youth through our social media network will prevent future injuries and deaths from this dangerous activity. A burn injury resulting in life long scarring and possible death can occur in seconds.


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Upcoming Events

6:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri. Oct 24th 2014
Haunted Hay Ride


ALL DAY
Sun. Oct 26th 2014
Hoagie sale


7:00pm
Tue. Nov 4th 2014
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