Recent Calls
Sun. Mar 29th 2015
Truck, Engine, and Utility on the Structure Box in Foster

During the early morning hours Luzerne County dispatched Foster Fire, FFD, and White Haven Ambulance for a reported structure...

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Thu. Mar 26th 2015
Truck and Rescue Engine on the Cover to Hazle

As firefighters were gathering for weekly in station training the radio started to light up with reports of a structure fire ...

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Mon. Mar 23rd 2015
Truck on the EMS Assist in the Boro

During day break Freeland Northside BLS and Medic 11 were dispatched to a medical emergency in the senior apartment buil...

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News Headlines
Sat. Mar 28th 2015
Condolences to the Family and Friends of Chelsea Michalesko

The Freeland Fire Department offers its condolences to the family and friends of Chelsea Michalesko. She was a member of the ...

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Mon. Mar 16th 2015
Firefighters Complete Fire Safety Officer Class

FFD, White Haven, and Weatherly firefighters completed a PA Local Level Program for Fire Safety Officer sponsored by the Subu...

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Sun. Mar 15th 2015
LADDER 136-2 LEAVES STATION FOR LAST TIME

Ladder 136-2 or also known as Ladder 57 left the station for the last time today. This rig served the Northside and the area ...

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Nationwide Fire News
The risk from fire is not the same for everyone. In 2011, 3,415 deaths and 17,500 injuries in the U.S. were caused by fires. These casualties were not equally distributed across the U.S. population and the resulting risk of death or injury from fire was more severe for some groups. This topical fire report explores why different segments of society are at a greater risk from fire. Download the free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
These reports look at the characteristics of one- and two-family and multifamily home fires using data reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). Sixty-five percent of all residential building fires occurred in one- and two-family homes, while 28 percent occurred in multifamily homes. Download the free reports from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
This report looks at firefighter injuries sustained at, responding to or returning from a fire incident, using data reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). Download the free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
This report addresses the characteristics of home heating fires caused by central heating units, fixed or portable local heating units, fireplaces, heating stoves, chimneys, and water heaters. Download the free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
With this toolkit developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with assistance from the U.S. Fire Administration, you will learn about the five basic steps to create or enhance a fire safety education program for your community. Whether you are just getting started in fire safety education, or you are a seasoned educator, this toolkit will get you on your way to a successful program.
Attention Residents:

The Freeland Fire Dept. has been informed that borough residents have been approached by chimney cleaning services stating that the department has recommended them to service their chimney. The department does not recommend any specific contractor for chimney cleaning services and if any resident is approached for this work they should contact Freeland Police by calling 911. However as a matter of home maintenance every residence should have an annual heating system and chimney reviewed. The contractor is up to the individual property owner. If there are any questions please contact the station at 570-636-3244

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

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Hoagie Sale,  3/22/15

Chicken Bar B Que, 4/25/15

PA State Certification

             

Training

Essentials of Firefighting, HFD Southside Station, Schedule Posted on Board

Station Training 4/9/15, 4/16/15, 4/23/15, 4/30/15

 

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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