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Sun. Oct 4th 2015

Early this morning FFD was dispatched to an automatic fire alarm in a private residence in the 900 block of Chestnut Street. ...

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Sun. Oct 4th 2015

Early this morning FFD was dispatched to a report of water gushing from the roadway in the Freeland Village Apartments. Utili...

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Sat. Oct 3rd 2015

Late this afternoon FFD was dispatched to an Automatic Fire Alarm at the Elderly Housing Apartments in the 500 block of Centr...

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News Headlines
Mon. Oct 5th 2015

Tonight Freeland Firefighters Bill Kuklis, Dan Bobby, Donna Karosa and Theresa Karosa presented a fire prevention program to ...

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Sun. Sep 27th 2015
Fund Raising Weekend and 34 Years of Hoagies!

This weekend involved two separate fund raising events for the members of the department. On Saturday, FFD sold potato cakes ...

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Tue. Sep 22nd 2015

Last night Freeland Fire Fighters Bill Kuklis, Dan Bobby, Donna Karosa and Theresa Karosa were honored to present a fire prev...

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Mon. Oct 5th 2015
Tonight Freeland Firefighters Bill Kuklis, Dan Bobby, Donna Karosa and Theresa Karosa presented a fire prevention program to the local crime watch meeting held in the Active Adult Center on Washington Street.
Sun. Sep 27th 2015
This weekend involved two separate fund raising events for the members of the department. On Saturday, FFD sold potato cakes at the Mayor's Car Show held in the Freeland Public Park. The bleenies are always a crowd favorite and were again a hit with the attendees. On Sunday, the first of the hoa...
Tue. Sep 22nd 2015
Last night Freeland Fire Fighters Bill Kuklis, Dan Bobby, Donna Karosa and Theresa Karosa were honored to present a fire prevention program to the local Rotary. Bill Kuklis gave a history of how the fire department was formed, where the Fire Department is today and how we support our community, the ...
Sun. Sep 20th 2015
The bi monthly meeting of the Six County Firemens Association was held at the FFD Station. The organization was greeted by our Delegate John E. "Jeff" Teliho and Alternate Delegate Gerry Guscott, who is also the Luzerne County Vice President. The meeting was called to order by Six County P...
Sat. Sep 19th 2015
The Freeland Whippets Football Program had their Annual Homecoming which is an opportunity for past and present participants of the organization to come together to renew the friendships made during their involvement. Part of the festivities included a past players game and the dunk tank. Two of the...
Sat. Sep 19th 2015
During the past month FFD firefighters amped up the training with the BVRT class and Essentials Program. Asst. Chief Engineer (and President) Larry Stepansky and his son, junior firefighter Larry Stepansky, are participating in the Essentials of Firefighting at LCCC/PSTI. To date both have completed...
Sat. Sep 19th 2015
Last evening Freeland Fire Department was honored to participate in the annual POW/MIA Ceremony held at the Freeland Public Park.
Tue. Sep 15th 2015
On what has become an annual tradition, the White Haven/FFD outing will be held on Saturday, October 3, at the Freeland VFW Grove in the Brickyard. The event has grown from humble beginnings to a festival of food and fun. Both department's cooks bring their best offerings for everyone to enjoy a...
Tue. Sep 15th 2015
FFD is again conducting the Annual Fund Drive in Freeland and Jeddo Boroughs. Below is the release which lists the purpose of this year's effort. ~~For over 125 years the Freeland Fire Department, along with its predecessors the Citizens Hose Co. and Fourth Ward Fire Co., have been providin...
Mon. Sep 14th 2015
Over 30 firefighters from FFD, White Haven, Hazle Twp., Nuremberg-Weston, and other Luzerne County departments began the PA Fire Academy/DOH BVRT class at FFD. Suburban Mutual Fire Aid Assn. is sponsoring the class which is being instructed by Kingston Fire Dept. Firefighter Brian Bloom. He is a PA ...
Sun. Sep 13th 2015
As is the tradition, FFD joined firefighters from Hazleton City and West Hazleton Boro in a combined marching unit in the Funfest parade. The engine also was in the event which was led by the 1960 FWD Engine from Diamond Engine Co. 2 of Hazleton. The firefighters again placed marchers on the street ...
Fri. Sep 11th 2015
FFD personnel along with firefighters from Hazleton City Fire Department, West Hazleton Fire Co., and Beaver Meadows Fire Co. participated in a moving ceremony commemorating the tragic events of September 11, 2001. FFD sent crews on both the truck and engine to the annual event which pays tribute to...
Sun. Aug 30th 2015
In sports dynasties are usually recognized for winning three or more championships. Well with that definition the Freeland Fire Department Little League is now a dynasty. Three years in a row the team has won the championship and have received the honorary ride on the apparatus in recognition of the...
Sun. Aug 30th 2015
The Late Summer Chicken Bar B Que was again a  success with 250 dinners sold. The department members worked Friday night and Saturday to prepare the meals which have become a tradition with many on the Northside. Due to the success and the number of individuals who were turned away, the Finance...
Thu. Aug 27th 2015
As the basic portion of the training program comes to a close department firefighters focused on ladder pipe operations. It is one of the least used tactics but when it is needed it's application is very important. All the firefighters reviewed the entire process of getting water to the top of t...
Sat. Aug 15th 2015
The truck and rescue engine along with full crews attended the Schuylkill County Convention sponsored by the Polish American Fire Co. #4 of Shenandoah. The day was very hot but very rewarding especially for the truck which took Best Appearing Aerial without Pump Out of County and then was awarded th...
Mon. Aug 10th 2015
FFD provided an escort to the victorious Freeland Minor League All Stars upon the completion of their successful season. The team took the championship in the West Hazleton Tournament and second in the Hazle Twp. Tournament. Congratulations to these fine young players and their coaches and families
Sat. Aug 8th 2015
FFD Firefighters William Youmans, Gregory Harkins, William Moore, and Kenny Parsons attended the funeral of Dakota Dickerson of Bentley Creek, PA. This young man of 12 years of age courageously battled illness for an extended period and never gave up the fight. Previously FFD firefighters visit...
Thu. Aug 6th 2015
FFD every year conducts training in the basic tactics that are used in the delivery of our fire protection. The department is firmly committed to make certain that our firefighters are well trained in the bread and butter skills which determine the success of an incident. This evening the engineers ...
Sun. Jul 26th 2015
During the past weekend Engineer Stan Quantance attended a PA Local Level Training Course Pumps 1 at PA Fire Acacemy in  Lewistown. Stan came to the department with prior experience in firefighting from his past residence in Upstate New York. However in order to be an engineer he first needed t...
Thu. Jul 23rd 2015
The rescue engine has returned to service after receiving some much needed body work at Swab. The "J" cab looks very different with the  'belly band" being removed along with the "BFFD" in the reflective stripe. Swab did a considerable amount of work including rewor...
Sat. Jul 18th 2015
The truck, engine, and utility fully manned and attended the White Haven Fire Co. No. 1 Carnival and Parade this evening. As always a great time was had by all with good food, games, and beverages enjoyed by all. The department also did well taking home awards for best appearing in their respective ...
Tue. Jul 14th 2015
The annual carnival sponsored by the White Haven Fire Co. No. 1 is ongoing this week. Please support our good friends during this event which features great food, games, bingo, rides, and entertainment. Also the fire apparatus parade will be held on Friday, July 17, at 7:00 pm
Sun. Jul 12th 2015
FFD was well represented at the 40th. Annual Pump Primers at Harrisburg with both E53 and L57 being in attendance. Jarod Nolt (57) and Michael Whitzel (53) had both rigs cleaned up and shined up for the annual event which is held on the banks of the Susquehanna River. Both rigs also continued their ...
Sun. Jul 12th 2015
The First FFD Gun Raffle was awarded on July 4 with the following winners: Ed Appleman, Joe Moran, and Robert Au. President Larry Stepansky congratulated the winners and expressed the department's appreciation to Stan Quantance for chairing the effort
Sun. Jul 12th 2015
Freeland Mayor Ed Appleman and Borough Council recently recognized the efforts of FFD and Valley Regional firefighters during a fire on December 11, 2014, where a resident succumbed to his injuries. Honored were FFD Lieutenant Michael Radjavitch and firefighters James Darvell and Zack Montone and Va...
Mon. Jul 6th 2015
After years of not sponsoring a breakfast, FFD decided it was time to bring back an old stand by. This year's fund raiser was again well received by the citizens fo the Northside with all the great food being sold out buy the time the event concluded. President Larry Stepansky expressed his appr...
Mon. Jul 6th 2015
FFD has recently completed the PA Local level Training Course in Basic Fire Police. The course was instructed by PA Local Level Instructor Rob Hill. The informative class instructed the students in the necessary laws and regulations of fire police operations and also a hands on exercise where t...
Sat. Jun 27th 2015
FFD received three awards at the 112th. Six County Convention sponsored by the Honey Pot Active Vol. Fire Co. #6. The truck received the Most Functional Aerial Apparatus without Pump, Utility 136 earned a Special Judges Award, and the Chief's rig got a Most Functional Command Vehicle, First Runn...
Fri. Jun 26th 2015
At the Six County Banquet and Awards Ceremony FFD received the Walter Sawchak Fire Prevention Award. This award is presented to the department which displays the most outstanding fire prevention program in Six County during the past year. Our prevention program has reached out to 201 adults and 804 ...
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Anyone intrested in volunteering we are in need of people for Fire Police. Please contact any member or contact the station at 570-636-3244


Annual Fund Drive, Sept., 2015

Gun Raffle, Oct. 31

Hoagie and Soup Sale (Chicken Pastine) Nov.1 - Sale deadline - October 28 


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Ops 10/5/15, 10/7/15, 10/10/15

Tech 10/19/15, 10/21/15, 10/25/15

Essentials of Firefighting, LCCC/PSTI, posted on board

Haz Mat Ops Refresher, 9/30/15

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