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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


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Training on break for the Holiday Period/will resume for the new year


Recent Calls

Thu. Dec 18th 2014
Rescue Engine on the Investigation in the Boro

During the mid day the rescue engine responded on the investigation of an electrical malfunction in the 600 block of Vine St....

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Wed. Dec 17th 2014
Truck and Engine on the Structure Box in Rice Twp.

During the mid morning Luzerne County dropped the structure box for a reported structure fire in Rice Twp. As reports continu...

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Mon. Dec 15th 2014
Utility on the Assist to Valley Regional

During the dinner hour Valley Regional Fire, Medic 26, and Freeland Northside BLS were dispatched to a reported CO alarm in t...

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Thu. Dec 18th 2014
Critical Incident Debriefing Held for FFD and Valley Regional Responders

FFD Chaplin Rev. Gary Mensinger recently conducted a critical incident debriefing for the responders to the fatal fire in the...

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Wed. Dec 17th 2014
FFD and Valley Attend Memorial Service

FFD and Valley Regional firefighters attended the memorial service of Marc Cherasaro who lost his life in a structure fire in...

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Sun. Dec 14th 2014
Santa Lands on the Northside

Santa arrived this evening at the FFD station after a long voyage from the North Pole. He was accompanied by Mrs. Claus and 2...

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Critical Incident Debriefing Held for FFD and Valley Regional Responders
Thu. Dec 18th 2014
FFD Chaplin Rev. Gary Mensinger recently conducted a critical incident debriefing for the responders to the fatal fire in the boro. Rev. Mensinger provided a program which provided all the opportunity to identify any under laying issues in the tragic fire which occurred in the boro. Both departments...

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FFD and Valley Attend Memorial Service
Wed. Dec 17th 2014
FFD and Valley Regional firefighters attended the memorial service of Marc Cherasaro who lost his life in a structure fire in the boro. Led by Department Chaplin Rev. Gary Mensinger, FFD Chief Joseph J. Stepansky, and Valley Regional Asst. Chief Kevin Tarpachak the representatives of both department...

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Santa Lands on the Northside
Sun. Dec 14th 2014
Santa arrived this evening at the FFD station after a long voyage from the North Pole. He was accompanied by Mrs. Claus and 2 Elves and were to be delivered to The Other Side by a crew on the rescue engine. However a response in the boro circumvented that plan and instead they were transported in a ...

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Spaghetti Dinner a Huge Success
Sun. Dec 7th 2014
The Annual Spaghetti Dinner was again a hugh success. This event has become a community favorite during the holiday season  and again was sold out with over 200 meals purchased. FFD again expresses their appreciation to the Kochie Family and the staff of The Other Side for donating their time e...

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Freeland Northside Ambulance Dedicates Station to Jack Brogan
Sun. Dec 7th 2014
During their annual Christmas Party  the Board of Directors of the Freeland Northside Community Ambulance Assn. dedication their station to the memory of John "Jack" Brogan. He was a corps member and officer and Board member and chair and oversaw the construction of the new station al...

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Chief Officers to Start Seventh Year Together
Tue. Dec 2nd 2014
The FFD Chief Officers are preparing to start their seventh year as the leadership of the fire division of the department. Led by Chief Joseph J. Stepansky who will be beginning his fourth two year term this group during their tenure purchased the new engine and upgraded the truck. Also they ha...

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Administrative Team to Start its Seventh Year Together
Tue. Dec 2nd 2014
In an example of longevity and cohesiveness the administrative team led by President Larry Stepansky will begin its seventh year together in leading the department. This is a symbol of the length of stay of the FFD members and the success this team has achieved. During this period this group has pro...

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FFD Elects 2015 Officers
Sun. Nov 30th 2014
The membership of the FFD held it’s election of officers today at the annual meeting held at the station and in accord with our by-laws no member can hold two offices during the same term and this includes both administrative and chief/line officer positions. Department Officers:President...

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Happy Thanksgiving
Thu. Nov 27th 2014
The Freeland Fire Department wishes everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Also please be careful during food preparation and while traveling. The late autumn snow provides addtional hazards so please take extra care...

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Mon. Nov 24th 2014
You know when the first snow is going to arrive in Freeland. The Utility 136 crew were busy placing the snow sticks on all the hydrants in the Boro during the week and then placed tire chains on the engine and truck. The station was manned throughout the storm but no incidents were reported. Almost ...

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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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Sun. Dec 21st 2014
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