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Hoagie Sale,  3/1/15 - Orders due by 2/22/15


Essentials of Firefighting, HFD Southside Station, Schedule Posted on Board

Force Entry, Hazle Twp. Fire and Rescue, 2/5/15


Recent Calls
Wed. Jan 28th 2015
Truck, Engine, and Rescue Engine on the Structure Box in the Boro

During the mid day Luzerne County dropped the structure box for a reported fire in a single family residence in the 500 block...

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Wed. Jan 28th 2015
Truck and Engine on the Structure Box in Foster

During the pre dawn hours Luzerne County dropped the box for a reported structure fire in the 100 block if Centre St, in Fost...

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Mon. Jan 26th 2015
Commercial fire alarm at Freeland Elderly housing

Just before noon FFD was dispatched to a Commercial Fire Alarm at the Freeland Elderly Housing located in the 200 block of Ce...

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Thu. Jan 29th 2015
Firefighters Complete More Training

During the past month five FFD firefighter completed Introduction to the Fire Service and Hazardous Materials Awareness at Ha...

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Wed. Jan 21st 2015
Public Services and Firefighters Honored at Legion Event

The Freeland American Legion Post 473 and VFW Post 5010 honored Deputy Chief Richard Lindsey and Firefighter Sarah Lindsey fo...

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Sat. Jan 17th 2015
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky Announces 2014 Fire Report

Chief Joseph J. Stepansky presented his report for 2014. The department responded to 248 calls for service during t...

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Thu. Jan 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. Those completing the training were Engineer John Kanuck, Firefighters Stan Quant

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Wed. Jan 21st 2015

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. The DC and his daughter were assigned to the engine c

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Sat. Jan 17th 2015

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. Two incidents went to plus al

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Wed. Jan 14th 2015

As per department by laws and custom the Audit Committee presented the 2014 Financial Statements to the body at this month's meeting. As usual Treasurer Sandra Kuklis was commended for her excellent record keeping. The 2015 Department Budget was also presented and approved which provid

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Wed. Jan 14th 2015

President Larry Stepansky at last evening's department meeting reappointed Rev. Gary Mensinger as our chaplain. Rev. Gary is a veteran 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 Engine and 136 Truck co

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Wed. Jan 14th 2015

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

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Wed. Jan 14th 2015

2015 Freeland Fire Department officers:Front left to right: Relief Association officers - Treasurer Cal Herring, Secretary Barb Tulanowski, Vice President William Kuklis ; Department officers - President Larry Stepansky, Vice President William Youmans, Secretary Daniel P. Bobby, Treasurer Sandra Kuk

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Mon. Jan 12th 2015

The 2014 FFD Video is completed and is now posted. Click on link below to view.     

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Tue. Jan 6th 2015

Tomorrow January 7, 2015 one of our local Russian Orthodox  churches St. Michaels located on Fern Street in Freeland is celebrating their Christmas according to the Julian calendar. Merry Christmas from the Freeland Fire Department and our families.     

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Sun. Jan 4th 2015

Last night Rich Lindsey ( Freeland Chief 52) and his daughter Sarah Lindsey Freeland Firefighter were honored for their heroics. Rich and Sarah rescued a 98 year old  woman that was trapped in her second floor bedroom as a fire was spreading from a building next door a 709-711 Ma

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Attention Residents:

The Freeland Fire Dept. has been informed that borough residents have been approached by chimney cleaning services stating that the department has recommended them to service their chimney. The department does not recommend any specific contractor for chimney cleaning services and if any resident is approached for this work they should contact Freeland Police by calling 911. However as a matter of home maintenance every residence should have an annual heating system and chimney reviewed. The contractor is up to the individual property owner. If there are any questions please contact the station at 570-636-3244

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning


Burning any fuel produces carbon monoxide. This means any fuel-burning appliance in your home is a potential source. Poisoning comes from inhaling enough of the gas that it replaces oxygen in the blood.


Gas central heating, space heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, wood burning stoves, and water heaters are all leading sources of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide can escape if these devices leak or are poorly vented. Exhaust from a car parked in a closed garage can also be a source.

The Carbon Monoxide and Gas Safety Society says that on average, carbon monoxide poisoning kills 40 people a year and injures around 300. But it believes cases are under reported as there is no automatic testing for CO of people who die suddenly.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning

The initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu but without fever. They include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Irregular breathing.

If you have any of these symptoms -- and if you feel better when you go outside your home but the symptoms reappear once you're back inside -- you may have carbon monoxide poisoning.

If carbon monoxide poisoning is known or suspected:

  • Get out of the building or car where the carbon monoxide is present.
  • Keep still. (This will conserve oxygen in the blood, which is already at a low level because carbon monoxide has partially replaced it.)
  • It is important that you get treated right away. At the hospital, you will probably get oxygen therapy through a mask.

Call 911 immediately!!!!


Tips for preventing carbon monoxide poisoning


  • Install at least one smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm on every level of your home and near bedrooms. The alarm should meet the latest Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety standard and comply with local regulations for placement in the home.
  • Call a certified professional to inspect, clean, and tune up the central heating system and repair leaks.
  • Monitor appliances, chimneys, and vents for visible soot, rust, stains, blockage, or corrosion. Also have them inspected each year. When in use, make sure they vent properly to allow gas to escape from enclosed areas. Don't close the fireplace or damper before the fire is completely out.
  • Open flues when fireplaces are in use.
  • Hire a professional to clean your chimney at least once a year.
  • Make sure wood burning stoves comply with local regulations and meet current EPA emissions standards.
  • Burn only wood and be sure the wood stove is placed on an approved stove board to protect the floor from heat and embers.
  • Never use generators indoors or in crawl spaces.
  • Use proper fuel in space heaters.
  • Use space heaters in well-ventilated areas.
  • Don't use a gas kitchen oven to heat your home. Keep gas appliances properly adjusted and serviced.
  • Don't burn charcoal or use a grill indoors.
  • Don't use paint remover that has methylene chloride in it, especially when children are around. (Methylene chloride converts to carbon monoxide in the body.)
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Tue. Feb 17th 2015

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