FFD answered five calls for service during the past 24 hours. It started with an EMS assist yesterday morning in the 800 block of Ridge St. which was followed by an assist to Foster Fire on a MVA on Foster Ave. (PA940). During the overnight the truck and engine responded to two investigations at the Elderly Apartment Building in the 200 block of Centre St. This morning the rescue was requested to MP 268 on I80 to assist with a tractor trailer accident. The incident which occurred in Foster Twp. involved a difficult extrication as the truck in the accident had its cab disengaged from the frame. Multiple crews from Foster, White Haven, Valley, Sugarloaf, and FFD worked together with 586 EMS and Medic 11 to perform the extrication of the driver of the truck. PSP N Hazleton controlled the scene. After the apparatus on scene had tools back in place 136 Rescue was assigned to a cover at 186 station for both 186 and 134
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.