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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Three more FFD firefighters earned the privildege of "packing up and going in" over the weekend with the completion of the Interior Firefighter of the Essentials Program. Firefighters Audrey Stepansky, Paul "Skippy" Gyurko, and Ed Hoffer all worked the fire at LCCC/PSTI and have ...
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
FFD members conducted the annual boot drive in the boro over the past weekend. Again the drive proved highly successful and with the exception of the fund drive, is the highest net fund raiser for the year.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
The rescue engine made the trip to Swab Body Works in Elizabethville to receive some much needed body repairs. The cab and compartments will be repaired and repainted to resolve the ongoing rust problem which is typical to this "J" cab.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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This weekend the department conducted its Annual Potato Cake Sale at the Memorial Weekend Celebration. This year the department increased its capacity of batter and therefore covered all three days of the event.
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The Freeland Fire Department membership again paid homage to the veterans who fought so valiantly to insure our liberty and freedom in the various services held on the Northside. At the Freeland American Legion Post 473 the membership in their new Class A uniforms stood with the Legion and Freeland ...
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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This afternoon Dan Markiewicz of the West End Fire and Rescue of Mahanoy City and a group of other photographers made a visit to the Northside to take photos of the apparatus. Department engineers positioned the rigs at the DellaCroce Memorial Field for the session.
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The Freeland American Legion Post 473 will present its Citizen of the Year Award to Freeland Boro Fire Chief Joseph J. Stepansky at its Memorial Day Ceremony at the Post Home on Monday at 12:15pm. The Chief has been involved in the fire service since joining the Citizens Hose Company at age 16 and h...
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The Freeland Fire Department, Freeland Northside Community Ambulance, and Freeland Police Department attended a tribute ceremony sponsored by the Freeland Masonic Lodge. The Lodge annually displays their appreciation to emergency responders prior to Memorial Day.
Monday, May 18th, 2015
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The Kuklis Family is to be congratulated for two very joyous and momentous events. First James City County Firefighter/Paramedic Tony Kuklis and his wife Kelly welcomed into their family a baby girl, Voilet.
Monday, May 18th, 2015
Forty members of the Freeland Fire Department recently received their Class "A" uniforms which will be officially used for the first time at all Memorial Week Events. The membership decided it was time to upgrade our uniforms for special events and stood behind this decision by entering in...
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
FFD continued its annual refresher training with a visit to the Hazleton City Training Facility to review SCBA work and hose advancement in a structure. The firefighters received a considerable amount of work doing BA donning and then running the maze.
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The Freeland Fire Dept., Freeland PD, and Freeland Northside BLS alone with Luzerne County DA Stephanie Salavantis and the Coroner Office conducted a DUI exercise behind the Freeland DPW Building. This exercise was used to demonstrate the dangers and consequences of drunk driving during the upcoming...
Engineer John Kanuck, Firefighter Donna Karosa, and Junior Firefighters Theresa Karosa, Ken Parsons, and Alexis Castro recently completed a PA Local Level Haz Mat Ops Class at Hazleton City Southside Station.
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After dealing with one of the toughest winters and early springs that can be remembered, the process of cleaning up started over the past few weeks and will continue for the foreseeable future. First the station needed a good cleaning after the roof event.
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
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FFD had 9 firefighters attend the "Truck Work: Tactics, Tips, and Tricks" class sponsored by the Nanticoke Career Firefighters, IAFF. The class was instructed by FDNY Lt. Mike Ciampo who is assigned to Ladder 45 in Midtown Manhattan.
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FFD again made the trip to LCCC/PSTI as it does every spring and autumn to assist with the Exterior Firefighter Class of the Essentials of Firefighting Program. The session provides training for our engineers and gives the students the opportunity to climb the stick.
Sunday, April 26th, 2015
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FFD generally limits the amount of Chicken Bar B Que tickets to 200 meals. However due to the demand the department increased its sale to 260 and sold every ticket. The dinner has become very popular throughout the Northside which is evident by the demand for the tasty meals.
Friday, April 17th, 2015
Engineer Bill Kuklis has willing accepted further researching the history of the department based upon some very interesting newspaper articles that have surfaced from around the turn of the last century.
Friday, April 17th, 2015
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As is the FFD practice, training on the basics began last week and will continue during the warmer months. Every fireground function is covered during this training to make certain our firefighters stay proficient in our tactics.
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On Sunday April 12th the VFW Post 5010 hosted a Scotch Doubles 8 ball Billiards Tournament to help raise funds for personal protective equipment for the firefighters. Shooter from out the Freeland/ Hazleton Area participated and had an enjoyable day laughing and joking as the games went on.

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