Sunday, November 20th, 2022
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FFD along with the first alarm box was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 600 block of Carbon St. The truck arrived with its crew investigating and determining the cause to be a malfunctio...
Friday, November 18th, 2022
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FFD was dispatched to assist Hazle Twp. Fire on a reported structure fire in the Middletown Section of the township this morning. The truck crew assisted 141 with investigating the source of a smell o...
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
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FFD and Medic 41 responded to a reported inoperable elevator with occupants in the elderly apartment building in the 500 block of Centre St. EMS personnel and the truck crew investigated and discovere...
Thursday, November 10th, 2022
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FFD responded to an AFA in the 700 block of Ingham St. in the Alvington Section. The truck and engine crews performed mechanical ventilation due to a culinary incident.
Monday, November 28th, 2022
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FFD has been helping the community prepare for the holiday season over the past two weeks. The installation of the decorations at the Freeland Public Park, Martin’s Square, and the town’s ...
Thursday, November 17th, 2022
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Today FFD visited all three senior apartment buildings to discuss fire prevention and safety. Each apartment of very building were given handouts from the US Fire Administration on fire safety.
Sunday, November 13th, 2022
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First responders from FFD, Freeland Northside Community Ambulance, Freeland Borough PD, and the Fearnots Fire Co were honored this evening by the Freeland American Legion Post 473 for their dedicated ...
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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As is our tradition, FFD honored those who serve during the Memorial Day Services held on the Northside. The Department firefighters participated in the Freeland American Legion Post 473 ceremony at the post home on Centre St.
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FFD Chief Emeritus John "Jeff" Teliho was honored as the Grand Marshall for the Memorial Day Ceremonies held on the Northside. Jeff served the US Navy and is a 50 year member of the Freeland American Legion Post 473.
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FREELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT RECERTIFIED BY OFFICE OF STATE FIRE COMMISSIONER Recently the Freeland Fire Department was informed by the Office of the PA State Fire Commissioner that is has been recertified as a Bronze Level in the Participating Department Program.
Monday, May 7th, 2018
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Spring cleanup of Center Street was conducted on Monday and Wednesday . 136 Engine and 136 Rescue assisted the Freeland Streets crew cleaning the sidewalks and street on Centre Street.
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FFD continues to grow its firefighter base with four members completing Essentials of Firefighting Interior Firefighter at the McAdoo Fire Co., Schuylkill County. The firefighters will now need to complete a PA Local Level Structural Firefighting Class prior to performing interior attack work.
Sunday, April 29th, 2018
As always the Chicken Bar B Que was a sell out with 300 meals tasty meals being served to the hungry customers. The FFD chefs cooked up the chicken using the secret recipe (held under lock and key) along with baked potato and home made cole slaw.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
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FFD supported the Freeland Little League Opening Day with the appearance of the engine at the event. The crew also walked in with the Department 11-12 age group team which won three consecutive championships, 2014, 2015, 2016.
FFD attended the PA Local Level Training Art of Reading Smoke Class hosted by the White Haven Fire Co. The class was instructed by John Fogg, Chief of the Colonial Park Fire Co., Dauphin County and Career Captain on DOD DLA Rescue 69.
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As is the tradition of the Department carried on from the Citizens Hose and Fourth Ward, firefighters and apparatus participated in the Annual Sons of Erin St, Patrick's Day Parade which was held on the streets of the Northside on Saturday.
Over a three day period FFD fought three fires which involved the laying of supply line and the advancement of attack lines. This unprecedented run of work for the department brought out the best of membership.
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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Continuing with the annual basics training FFD scheduled a session at the Hazleton City Fire Station SCBA trailer at the Southside Fire Station. The firefighters utilized the training to work the maze with probationary members preparing for the their next class in the Essentials Program, Interior, T...
Sunday, February 25th, 2018
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Foundation 58 is a non profit organization that is committed to raising funds to combat cancer and assist those, especially first responders, who are effected by the dreaded disease. The organization is named in honor of Hazleton City Deputy Chief Gabe Mhley whose heroic battle against the disease h...
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Freeland Fire Department 2018 Officers
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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Winter in house training continued with our training officer going over hydrant connections.
The FFD officers and members offer their sympathy to the family of Joseph LaPorte who was a life member of the Department. Joe was originally a member of the Fourth Ward Fire Co. and continued his membership after the merger with the Citizens Hose Co.
In today's edition of the Standard-Speaker the Department was mentioned prominently in an article describing the problems with emergency responses in sub freezing temperatures. Chief Joseph J. Stepansky had numerous quotes which went into detail on how firefighters approach responding during thi...
Sunday, January 7th, 2018
FFD wishes everyone who follows the Julian Calendar a Joyous and Holy Christmas.
At last night regular monthly meeting President Larry Stepansky reappointed Very Rev. Gary Mensinger as Department Chaplain. Rev. Gary has been an important part of FFD having served as a junior working his way through the ranks to Lieutenant and recently serving on the 136 Engine and 136 Truck Comm...
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky announced the appointed the following fire officers for 2018 per the Department By Laws: Chief Engineer Cal Herring, Assistant Chief Engineer Larry Stepansky, and Safety Officers Daniel P.
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky authorized the release of the Training Report - 2017 which exhibited the dedication of department firefighters to improving their firefighting skills. This year FFD firefighters attended 3,273 hours of training.

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