Recent Calls
Thu. Apr 20th 2017
Truck and Engine on smoke investigation

136 Truck and 136 Engine responded to a report of smoke in the area of the 1100 block of Pine Street. It was determined to be...

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Thu. Apr 13th 2017
Rescue and Utility on the Fuel Spill in the Village

During the late afternoon Luzerne County dispatched the local box for a report of a fuel spill from a vehicle in the Freeland...

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Sun. Apr 9th 2017
Truck and Engine on the Smoke Investigation in the 600 Block of Centre St.

During the mid afternoon FPD requested FFD to respond to the 600 block of Centre St. for smoke in the area. The truck and eng...

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News Headlines
Mon. Apr 24th 2017

The Freeland Fire Department recently purchased equipment to improve its fire ground operations. A piercing nozzle was purcha...

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Sun. Apr 16th 2017
Happy Easter!

The membership of the Freeland Fire Department wishes everyone a safe, joyous, and holy Easter

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Sun. Apr 9th 2017
Pioneers Celebrate their 150th. Anniversary of Serving the City

The Pioneer Fire Co. #1 of Hazleton City celebrated their 150th. Anniversary last evening. This proud company has dedicated i...

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Mon. Apr 24th 2017
The Freeland Fire Department recently purchased equipment to improve its fire ground operations. A piercing nozzle was purchased which can be driven through a wall, floor, or roof to apply water at the rate of 175 gallons per minute to areas which are inaccessible. A cellar nozzle was also purchased...
Sun. Apr 16th 2017
The membership of the Freeland Fire Department wishes everyone a safe, joyous, and holy Easter
Sun. Apr 9th 2017
The Pioneer Fire Co. #1 of Hazleton City celebrated their 150th. Anniversary last evening. This proud company has dedicated its existence to providing the fire protection to the city since 1867 which is a testament to the membership for their unwavering commitment to their mission. Many dignitaries ...
Sun. Mar 26th 2017
The American Red Cross, FFD, and Foster Fire partnered to distribute smoke alarms to residents of the boro and the township on Saturday. 456 alarms were distributed to sections of the boro that was not covered by the previous drive and Foster Twp. by almost 75 volunteer...
Fri. Mar 24th 2017
The American Red Cross Northeast Chapter held their Centennial Celebration on March 24 where they honored regional heroes who have made a difference. Included in those honored were Freeland Fire Department Captain Paul Malloy, firefighters Audrey Stepansky and Ken Parsons and along with civilia...
Sun. Mar 19th 2017
Recently FFD firefighters continued to expand their skills with training opportunities. Engineer Paul Gyurko, Sr., and Firefighter Paul Gyurko, Jr., attended the PA Local Level Training Course Basic Vehicle Rescue Awareness at the Hazleton City Fire Southside Fire Station. This program covered the b...
Sun. Mar 19th 2017
During winter storms the dedicated volunteers of the Freeland Fire Department man the station around the clock to ensure the station is clear of snow and that, in the event of an incident, apparatus respond in a timely manner. Even though this has been the procedure in the past, this storm was much ...
Tue. Mar 14th 2017
136 Station has a crew in station during the snow emergency.  Several teams of firefighters have assisted our neighbors with shoveling out their residences.
Sun. Mar 12th 2017
Freeland Fire Department participated in the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Freeland.  It was a cold brisk day but the parade in Freeland always goes on. 
Tue. Feb 28th 2017
After months of planning, analyzing, and implementing FFD has assigned and placed in service all its awarded PPE through the FEMA AFG. Only one turnout coat remains to be delivered after it originally received but was incorrectly sized. Globe has again remained as the gear of choice as it has been a...
Wed. Feb 1st 2017
For 20 years the Country for a Cure Benefit was held to raise funds in the fight for cancer. Previously it was called the Mayor's Dinner Dance and always had a large turnout raising almost $100,000 since its inception. The entire event is orchestrated by Past Mayor Tami Martin and is now in memo...
Wed. Feb 1st 2017
Twenty-eight Northside area young men completed the 45 -hour Pennsylvania Fire Academy course in Fundamentals of  Firefighting in May 4, 1984.  Do you recognize any of the firefighters in the photo?
Sun. Jan 29th 2017
As a new year is started training begins to heat up even though it is cold outside. Station training resumed this month on its usual Thursday night time session with classes on the use of the newly acquired Akron Cellar Nozzle which was placed into service on the engine, LDH basics, and RIT equipmen...
Sun. Jan 29th 2017
Over the past two months FFD firefighters continued to take PA State Pro Board Tests to achieve further certifications. Captain Paul Malloy and Engineer Cal Herring recently were notified they passed the Operator Driver Aerial Certification and Firefighter Paul Gyurko passed his Firefighter I Certif...
Mon. Jan 23rd 2017
With about 10 different weather forecasts about a potential Nor'easter, it is better than to be safe than sorry, and implement the Adopt a Hydrant Program. Chief Joseph J. Stepansky requests residents of the boro to assist the department in clearing the hydrants of snow and ice. In the event of ...
Fri. Jan 6th 2017
Freeland Fire Department and their families would like to wish our Russian Orthodox friends a Very Merry Christmas. They celebrate Christmas on January 7 according to the Julian calendar.
Thu. Jan 5th 2017
Front row Left to Right: Relief Trustee Greg Harkins, Relief Treasurer Cal Herring, Relief Vice President William Kuklis, Department Larry Stepansky, Department Vice President William Youmans, Department Treasurer Sandra Kuklis, Department Secretary Daniel P. BobbyRear Row Left to Right: Chaplin Ver...
Thu. Jan 5th 2017
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky authorized the release of the Training Report - 2016 which exhibited the dedication of department firefighters to improving their firefighting skills. This year FFD firefighters attended almost 2,000 hours of training. This is quite an accomplishment and displays the c...
Wed. Jan 4th 2017
President Larry Stepansky at last evening's department meeting reappointed Very Rev. Gary Mensinger as our chaplain. Rev. Gary is a life member of FFD having served as a Lieutenant. He has been a vital member of the department since joining as a junior and served on the 136-1...
Wed. Jan 4th 2017
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky announced the following appointed  officers for this year: Chief Engineer - Cal Herring; Asst. Chief Engineer - Larry Stepansky; Safety Officers - Daniel P. Bobby, William Youmans, and John "Jeff" Teliho
Wed. Jan 4th 2017
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky presented his report for 2016. The department responded to 226 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. One incident went to plu...
Mon. Jan 2nd 2017
FREELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT 2016 YEAR END VIDEO.  Click on link to view the video.     
Thu. Dec 29th 2016
FFD officers and members wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year. Please remember to celebrate responsibly and designate a driver so everyone arrives safe
Fri. Dec 23rd 2016
FFD officers and members extends holiday greetings to all residents of the area. Please be safe when traveling or participating in holiday activities. Also cooking safety is extremely important to insure a joyous season. Just be on the watch for the Jolly Ol' Elf from the Northpole as he makes h...
Sun. Dec 11th 2016
Today FFD held its Annual Meeting to elect officers for the 2017 term. In the past the Chief and Line Officers had to meet minimum requirements to hold their post but this year those requirements were increased to include Firefighter 1 Pro Board Certification and completion of the NIMS series. ...
Sun. Dec 11th 2016
FFD members annually assist in making the season merry and bright on the Northside. This year the department volunteered to help FAST with the installation of the holiday lights on Centre St. The lights add a festive spirit to the business district and the members were more than happy to lend a hand...
Thu. Nov 24th 2016
FFD extends its wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to all residents of the Northside
Tue. Nov 22nd 2016
Freeland Fire Department held its Fall Gun Raffle on Saturday Nov. 19, 2016.First Prize was a Remington 700 sps any Caliber . The winning ticket  #155 was Raymond FrostSecond Prize was a Smith & Wessen 637 38 Special.  The winning ticket # 174 was Craig GeorgeThird Prize was a Savage 9...
Mon. Nov 21st 2016
 Support us when you shop on Black Friday Cyber Monday and Anytime . StartWithaSmile at and Amazon donates to Freeland Fire Department. You can also use the Amazon Smile link on our webpage. Note: This program costs you nothing to participate and Amazon ...
Wed. Nov 16th 2016
FFD conducted its annual hose testing yesterday at the 4th Ward Playground. Over 3700 feet of 5 in hose was tested and all lengths pass the certified testing. 136 Engine and 136 Rescue were repacked and ready for service in less than 4 hours thanks to all the help from our members.
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Spring Chicken Bar B Que, Saturday, April 29, Freeland Public Park

PA State Certification




Six County Member


Station Training -  4/20/17, 4/27/27

Essentials of Firefighting,  HFD, Posted on station board






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