Recent Calls
Tue. Aug 15th 2017
TRAFFIC CONTROL AT SOUTH AND CENTRE STREET

136 Utility and 136 Fire Police were dispatched to direct traffic at the intersection of South and Centre Street while repair...

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Mon. Aug 14th 2017
COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE AT ELDERLY APARTMENTS IN THE 500 BLOCK OF CENTRE STREET

Residence in the elderly apartments in the 500 block of Centre Street reported a smell of plastic burning somewhere in the bu...

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Mon. Aug 14th 2017
WIRES DOWN IN 200 BLOCK OF WASHINGTON STREET.

136 Engine responded to a report of wires down in the 200 block of Washington Street. A delivery truck pulled down a electric...

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News Headlines
Mon. Aug 7th 2017
Original K1200 Retired from Service

When FFD focused on improving the truck function of the department in 1984 with the purchase of the 1968 Seagrave 100' Ae...

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Mon. Aug 7th 2017
More Training for FFD Firefighters

As the summer season is in its last month training is continued on the basics skills. Last week FFD firefighters worked on ho...

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Mon. Jul 31st 2017
Basics Training Continue at FFD

Every year FFD conducts training to review and enhance the procedures the department uses during fireground operations. It is...

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Mon. Aug 7th 2017
When FFD focused on improving the truck function of the department in 1984 with the purchase of the 1968 Seagrave 100' Aerial from the Fairmount Fire Co. of Lansdale equipment had to purchased to properly do the job. It all started with the purchase of the Partner K1200 Saw by the Fourth Ward Fi...
Mon. Aug 7th 2017
As the summer season is in its last month training is continued on the basics skills. Last week FFD firefighters worked on hose line advancement and the correct method of working a charged line.
Mon. Jul 31st 2017
Every year FFD conducts training to review and enhance the procedures the department uses during fireground operations. It is important to remain ready to use the basic skills needed at emergency incidents and annually review these skills. The program continued over the weekend with training on...
Tue. Jul 25th 2017
136 Station received the following awards at the White Haven Parade on Friday July 21, 2017 .136 Truck -First Place for Most Functional Aerial Device136 Engine - First Place for Most Functional Pumper  1500 to 2250 GPM136 Rescue- Second Place for Most Functional Pumper 1500 to 2250 GPM 
Thu. Jul 13th 2017
What is the Pink Heals tour. Pink Heals is health care support at a grass roots level and visionary leaders across the country are implementing Pink Heals at a rapid pace.Pink Heals is a program that partners with Public Safety, local businesses and families to bring a community together. ...
Sun. Jul 9th 2017
Memorial services were held for Foster Chief Thomas "Zippy" Zoshak and many paid tribute to his life. PA State Instructor Paul Lesser provided the eulogy and FFD Chaplain Very Rev. Gary Mensinger provided a prayer service. The contingent of fire service personnel included firefighters from...
Sun. Jul 2nd 2017
The officers and membership of the Freeland Fire Department extend their sincere condolences to the family of Thomas "Zippy" Zoshak on his recent passing. Zip was a firefighter and past chief of the Fearnots Fire Co. of Foster Twp. He was Chief during many improvements in that department a...
Sun. Jun 25th 2017
Saturday afternoon 136 Engine and 136 Rescue attended the Eckley Saint Patrick's Day  Parade.
Sat. Jun 24th 2017
FFD firefighters made the trip to the Mid Valley of Lackawanna County to celebrate the 114th. Annual Six County Convention which was held in honor of Past Six County President Mark Coons. The Convention was sponsored by Crystal Fire Co. and Artisan Fire Co. of Jermyn and William Walker Hose Co. of M...
Fri. Jun 23rd 2017
At the 114th. Annual Six County Firemens Convention hosted by Crystal Fire Co. and Artisan Fire Co. of Jermyn and William Walker Hose Co. of Mayfield, FFD Chief Emeritus John "Jeff" Teliho was elected to the position of Luzerne County Vice President. Jeff is a Life Member of both FFD and S...
Thu. Jun 22nd 2017
At the 114th. Annual Six County Convention held in Jermyn and Mayfield in Lackawanna County, FFD Captain Paul Malloy and Firefighters Audrey Stepansky and Ken Parsons received Valor Awards for their efforts during a rescue at a residential structure fire in Foster Twp. on October 10, 2016. On this d...
Tue. Jun 13th 2017
As in the past years the Boot Drive has again proven to be a major fundraising event for FFD. The department prior to the event applies to PennDOT and receives the permit to insure it complies with all applicable regulations. As in the past the drive starts on Friday night and continues into Saturda...
Thu. Jun 8th 2017
Last evening the American Red Cross and FFD personnel performed a smoke detector sweep in Jeddo Boro. The sweep was performed to ensure those residents of that community have the detectors they need to provide an additional layer of protection in the event of a fire. 20 homes were visited and 6...
Thu. Jun 1st 2017
Training continued tonight on the recent purchase of a FAST Board.FFD Firefighters were introduced and practiced putting a person on the board and then pulling them a distance. They discovered the whole system was easy to work with and was quick.The board is essentially built to save a firefighter w...
Mon. May 29th 2017
FFD always has a busy Memorial Day Holiday and this year was no different. The department has one of its most successful fund raising events of the year at the Memorial Weekend Celebration at the Freeland Public Park. The annual potato cake sale is an attraction to the festivities and draws peo...
Sun. May 14th 2017
FFD is again assisting the boro in cleaning up after the long winter. Crews along with Freeland DPW worked to rid Centre St. of the debris left behind from the cold, ice, and snow season. FFD personnel will also provide clean up to the VFW and American Legion areas prior to the Memorial Da...
Sat. Apr 29th 2017
The spring Chicken BBQ held in the Public Park on Saturday was another huge success  and was sold out according to the BBQ committee. Our next event will be the annual Potato Cake sale at the Memorial Day event in the Public Park. 
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...
Sat. Apr 22nd 2017
The American Red Cross and the Freeland Fire Department were installing some more smoke Detectors. Some residents were not available on the day of the detector drive in March so the Red Cross returned and were assisted by the Freeland Fire Department  to install the detectors.
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?
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FUND RAISING

Chicken Bar B Que, 8/26/17, Freeland Public Park

PA State Certification

             

 

 

Six County Member

Training

Station Training -  8/3/17, 8/10/17, 8/17/17, 8/27/17

PA Local Level Training, Aerial Operations Class, 9/30/17, 10/1/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FREELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
P.O. BOX 28
FREELAND,PA.18224
Non-Emergency: 570-636-3244
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Fax: 570-636-0221