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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


Hoagie Sale, 1/25/15 - Orders due by 1/20/15


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

Haz Mat Awareness and Cert, HFD Southside Station, 1/17/15

SCBA Refresher, FFD, 1/22/15

CO Response, HFD Southside Station, 1/28/15


Recent Calls
Thu. Jan 22nd 2015
Pedestrian Struck Near Shur-Save Market

Late this afternoon a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle on Front Street near the Freeland Sur-Save Market. Chief 136-1...

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Wed. Jan 21st 2015
Truck and Engine on the Structure Box in the Boro

During the evening hours Luzerne County dropped the full commercial box for a reported structure fire in the 500 box of Centr...

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Wed. Jan 21st 2015
Enigne on the Transformer Fire in the Boro

During the dinner hour Luzerne County dropped the local box for a reported transformer on fire int he 600 block of Main St. C...

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Wed. Jan 21st 2015
Public Services and Firefighters Honored at Legion Event

The Freeland American Legion Post 473 and VFW Post 5010 honored Deputy Chief Richard Lindsey and Firefighter Sarah Lindsey fo...

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Sat. Jan 17th 2015
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky Announces 2014 Fire Report

Chief Joseph J. Stepansky presented his report for 2014. The department responded to 248 calls for service during t...

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Wed. Jan 14th 2015
Annual Financial Report and Budget Approved at Meeting

As per department by laws and custom the Audit Committee presented the 2014 Financial Statements to the body at this mon...

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The U.S. Fire Administration has released an updated report on home fires. From 2010-2012, an estimated 366,900 residential building fires were annually reported to U.S. fire departments. These fires caused an estimated 2,465 deaths, 13,400 injuries and $7 billion in property loss. Download the free report from our website at

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.)
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