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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


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NIMS 300- 9/15, 9/18, 9/29, 10/6, 10/9, 10/13

NIMS 400 - 10/16, 10/20, 10/23, 10/27

 


Recent Calls

Sun. Aug 31st 2014
Truck and Engine to the Village

During the late afternoon Luzerne County dropped the local box for a "smells" call in an apartment in the Freeland ...

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Tue. Aug 26th 2014
Engine on the Box to Hazle Twp.

Approximately 15 minutes after the incident in Butler Twp., Luzerne County dropped the box for a structure fire in the Hazlet...

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Tue. Aug 26th 2014
Engine on the Box to Butler Twp.

FFD firefighters upon returning to the station from the LZ assignment heard the radio traffic concerning the 4 bells in Mahan...

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News Headlines

Mon. Sep 1st 2014
Jack Brogan - On of the Pillars of the Department

When young firefighters entered the ranks of the Citizens Hose Co. one of the first members they met was Jack. He was the pro...

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Sat. Aug 30th 2014
FFD MOURNS THE LOSS OF LIFE MEMBER JACK BROGAN

John (Jack) Brogan was an active life member of the Freeland Fire Department and will be missed by our entire Freeland F...

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Fri. Aug 29th 2014
FREELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT SUPPORTS FIGHT AGAINST ALS

Freeland Fire Department supports the fight against ALS. ~~Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as "Lou...

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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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