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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Sunday, April 12th, 2015
Today is Easter according to those who follow the Orthodox Faith. The members and their families extend their Easter Greetings to those celebrating
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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FFD officers and members extends its wishes to everyone for a holy and blessed Easter season
Recently FFD firefighters completed the Exterior Firefighter portion of Essentials. The course was taught at Hazleton City Southside Station with Deputy Chief and PA Fire Academy Instructor Brian Mandak leading the program.
FFD expresses its sympathy to the family on the passing of Doris Stepansky. Preceding her in death was her husband, Joseph L. Stepansky who was President Emeritus of the Freeland Fire Department and Chief of the Citizens Hose Co.
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The Freeland Fire Department offers its condolences to the family and friends of Chelsea Michalesko. She was a member of the Harwood Fire Co. and Freeland Northside Community Ambulance along with being a Carbon County Emergency Dispatcher.
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FFD, White Haven, and Weatherly firefighters completed a PA Local Level Program for Fire Safety Officer sponsored by the Suburban Mutual Fire Aid Association. The 16 training program instructed firefighters in accident prevention, reporting, and investigation, proper PPE use, and in developing a saf...
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Ladder 136-2 or also known as Ladder 57 left the station for the last time today. This rig served the Northside and the area well fighting some of the largest fires in the area including the Fun Shoe Plant Fire in West Hazleton.
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As is tradition FFD participated in the Sons of Erin St. Patrick's events on the Northside. All the rigs manned up and paraded through the streets paying tribute to the Irish. Also department members attended the annual banquet afterwards totally enjoying the festivities.
Friday, March 13th, 2015
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Thankfully a new roof was installed on the station this week. Finally a break in the extreme cold and snow/ice occurred to provide a window for the contractor to get the job done. Now the second phase of the job begins with the firefighters removing the destroyed ceiling tiles and insulation and get...
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
FFD personnel are manning the fire station during the State of Emergency in the Boro caused by the multiple freeze ups in the water system due to the extremely frigid weather. The system has had many frozen main and lateral lines leaving many without domestic water.
Sunday, February 15th, 2015
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For 4 years now FFD firefighters have been battling a leaking roof that is just getting progressively worse. Repairs have been made but only last a short time until another leak appears which starts the cycle up all over again.
Sunday, February 15th, 2015
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FFD is proud to have been awarded Bronze Certification Level by the PA Office of Fire Commissioner. The department now boasts of 18 firefighters who have at a minimum Firefighter 1 Certification out of a total of 34 interior firefighters.
Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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2nd Annual Country for a Cure was held on January 31st at the Freeland Event Center. FFD provided Beverage support for a very successful event hosted by Past Mayor Tami Martin and Family with the assistance of the McAdoo Fire Department and Donald of course.
Why is the rescue engine running all these incidents instead of the engine? Well it is quite simple. During the snow season the engine gets chained up in order to keep it prepared to handle incidents when the snow and ice storms hit the Northside.
Thursday, February 5th, 2015
The truck and utility manned up and made the trip west to Hazle Station 1 for a session working with their door prop. FDNY Lt. Chris Otto, Hazle Rescue Chief Jason Zoshak, and Hazle Lt. Justin "Roach Dizz" Zoshak reviewed the techniques and shared some tricks learned from the big city.
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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With all the recent snow and more forecasted, Chief Joseph J. Stepansky requested all boro residents and businesses to assist in clearing the snow from the hydrants in their neighborhoods. In the past this program has been successful with many residents helping to make certains hydrants are accessib...
During the February meeting of the department, Past Citizen's Hose and FFD Chief John "Jeff" Teliho was elevated to the position of Chief Emeritus. This distinction has never been bestowed by the department and the only other officer to attain emeritus status was President Joseph L.
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
During the past month five FFD firefighter completed Introduction to the Fire Service and Hazardous Materials Awareness at Hazleton City South Side Station. Both classed were instructed by HFD Deputy Chief Brian Mandak.
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The Freeland American Legion Post 473 and VFW Post 5010 honored Deputy Chief Richard Lindsey and Firefighter Sarah Lindsey for their heoric efforts while performing a resuce of an elderly woman during a structure fire in the 700 block of Main St.
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky presented his report for 2014. The department responded to 248 calls for service during the year. Along with the incidents department members attended training, maintained the apparatus, raised funds, and even found time for some fun.

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