Recent Calls
Sat. Nov 21st 2015
Truck, Engine, and Rescue Engine on the AFA in the Boro

During the late afternoon Luzerne County dispatched the local box for an AFA in the Elderly Building in the 400 block of Ridg...

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Fri. Nov 20th 2015
Truck and Engine on the AFA in the Boro

During the mid morning Luzerne County dispatched the local box for an AFA in a three story mercantile/apartment building in t...

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Mon. Nov 16th 2015
Engine on the Wires Down in the Boro

During the mid afternoon Luzerne county dropped the local box for a report of wires down in the 400 block of Centre St. in&nb...

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News Headlines
Wed. Nov 25th 2015

All the Freeland Fire Department members and their families would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgivi...

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Tue. Nov 24th 2015
FFD Firefighters Complete Operator- Aerial Certification

FFD Chief Joseph J. Stepansky and Asst. Chief Engineer Larry Stepansky were recently notified that they successfully complete...

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Sat. Nov 21st 2015
FFD Firefighters Complete PA Certification Evaluator Program

FFD firefighters recently completed the PA Certification Evaluator Program at LCCC/PSTI and Lancaster County Fire Training In...

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Wed. Nov 25th 2015
All the Freeland Fire Department members and their families would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving holiday.
Tue. Nov 24th 2015
FFD Chief Joseph J. Stepansky and Asst. Chief Engineer Larry Stepansky were recently notified that they successfully completed the Driver Operator Aerial Certification. The certification took place at LCCC/PSTI and consisted of a written exam and practical verification of skills. They are both now c...
Sat. Nov 21st 2015
FFD firefighters recently completed the PA Certification Evaluator Program at LCCC/PSTI and Lancaster County Fire Training Institute. The firefighters who have completed FF1 and this course will be eligible to evaluate the FF1 certification test after attending two testing sessions as an apprentice....
Tue. Nov 17th 2015
When 136 Engine 1 was being specified the department desired to retain the amount of discharges that 53 had and make it more efficient. There were some who questioned the need for all the plumbing, the performance specifications, and the general set up of the rig. For review, 53 had 4 - 2"...
Fri. Nov 13th 2015
While one FFD crew was involved in the fire prevention program at Freeland El/Middle School another crew assisted Waterworks with the annual hose testing. On a cold and blustery day the test was performed in the Hill Section which made for quite the challenge. The hose was all tested and repacked in...
Fri. Nov 13th 2015
FFD firefighters concluded the annual fire prevention program at the Freeland Elementary and Middle Schools which was started earlier but postponed due to a previous incident at the school caused by sewer gas odor. The students and staff were again very respective to the informative progra...
Wed. Nov 11th 2015
Today the Freeland VFW and American Legion held their annual Veterans Day Ceremony.  Our Local State Representative Jerry Mullery was the main speaker along with Freeland Police Chief Harris. America the Beautiful was song by Freeland Junior Firefighter Larry Stepansky.  The entire 7 ...
Wed. Nov 4th 2015
FFD firefighters loaded up the truck and spent a training session with Hazleton City Firefighters in truck operations. Pre use inspection, ladder operations, emergency procedures, and ladder pipe set up were the topics of the session. HFD Deputy Chief Brian Mandak conducted the training along with t...
Mon. Nov 2nd 2015
During the early 1980's the department determined it was time to improve the fire protection to our community by developing a more modern approach to truck operations. The 1955 Maxim had outlived its useful life and did not pass certification. After a search a 1968 Seagrave 100 ft. rear mount fr...
Sun. Nov 1st 2015
Yesterday afternoon FFD participated in the annual safe trick or treat on Centre Street well over 800 children and their parents from the Freeland area  lined Centre Street from Front Street to Carbon Street to get the treats donated by various business and civic organizations. Later in the eve...
Sat. Oct 31st 2015
The winning tickets were pulled today at 12 pm for the Freeland Fire Department Gun Raffle and the winners are:1st Prize DPMS Oracle AR15:   Ticket # 050 Will McDowell2nd Prize Axis II Package Accu Trigger any caliber: Ticket # 140 Charlie Petroski3rd Prize Ruger 10/22 Wood Stock...
Tue. Oct 27th 2015
FFD truck and engine participated in the annual fire prevention drill and exercise at the Drums Elementary/Middle School in Butler Twp. Valley Regional conducts the annual event with Hazle Twp. Fire and Rescue, Sugarloaf Twp., and FFD
Sun. Oct 25th 2015
13 FFD firefighters along with firefighters from White Haven, Hazle Twp. Fire and Rescue, Valley Regional, Nuremberg Weston, and Sweet Valley completed the BVRT Program sponsored by the Suburban Mutual Fire Aid Assn. The class was instructed by PA Local Level Instructor and Kingston Forty Fort Firef...
Sat. Oct 24th 2015
This evening FFD participated in the Light Up the Night for a Cure which was a fund raiser for those fighting cancer. Freeland Boro Past Mayor Tami Martin has worked diligently to raise funds to battle this dreaded disease and this one has to rank as one of her greatest successes. Over 500 lanterns ...
Fri. Oct 23rd 2015
As is department tradition the haunted hayride was sponsored by FFD with over 300 people participating. The hayride starts off quietly enough at the station with a nice leisurely ride to the Freeland Public Park. That is where the haunted souls are lurking to scare even the most brave human. This ye...
Mon. Oct 12th 2015
Again this past week provided a busy training period for FFD firefighters. Asst. Chief Engineer Larry Stepansky and his son, junior firefighter Larry Jr., are in the process of completing the Exterior Firefighter portion of Essentials at LCCC/PSTI. Larry is mentoring the program for his son. On Satu...
Fri. Oct 9th 2015
Freeland Fire Department conducted three fire prevention programs at the Freeland Senior Apartment buildings today. Fire Safety in the kitchen and evacuation procedures were covered and the majority of the residents attended the programs. We would like to thank Hazleton City Fire Department for...
Tue. Oct 6th 2015
This evening FFD and Valley Regional firefighters attended the 10th. Annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Ceremony at Coca-Cola Park in the Lehigh Valley. The event is to celebrate the first responders who have performed courageously during emergency incidents during the past year. Deput...
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.
Sat. Oct 3rd 2015
On Saturday Freeland Fire Department and White Haven Fire Department held their Annual Family Picnic at the Freeland VFW Grove. A large attendance of both fire departments Firefighters and their families attended they enjoyed all the homemade foods ,deserts and games. Three emergency calls were also...
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 ...
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Fund Raising

Annual Fund Drive, Sept.- Nov, 2015

Spaghetti Dinner, The Other Side, 11/29/15, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

PA State Certification



Station  Training, Hydrant Ops, 12/3/15

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