Recent Calls
Mon. Jan 15th 2018
Truck on the 2 Bells in Fairview

During the predawn hours Fairview Command requested Luzerne County dispatch the second alarm for a working structure fire in ...

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Sat. Jan 13th 2018
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT AT FREELAND BORO BUILDING

136 Truck was dispatched for a special assignment to secure some loose window panels on the second floor of the Boro Building...

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Sat. Jan 13th 2018
MVA WITH INJURIES IN FOSTER TOWNSHIP

136 Rescue was dispatched to a one car MVA with multiple injuries in the Sandy Valley section of Foster Township. The Rescue ...

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News Headlines
Sun. Jan 7th 2018
FFD Highlighted in Standard Speaker Article

In today's edition of the Standard-Speaker the Department was mentioned prominently in an article describing the problems...

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Sun. Jan 7th 2018
Merry Christmas to our Orthodox Friends

FFD wishes everyone who follows the Julian Calendar a Joyous and Holy Christmas. 

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Wed. Jan 3rd 2018
President Larry Stepansky Appoints Department Chaplain

At last night regular monthly meeting President Larry Stepansky reappointed Very Rev. Gary Mensinger as Department Chaplain. ...

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Sun. Jan 7th 2018
In today's edition of the Standard-Speaker the Department was mentioned prominently in an article describing the problems with emergency responses in sub freezing temperatures. Chief Joseph J. Stepansky had numerous quotes which went into detail on how firefighters approach responding during thi...
Sun. Jan 7th 2018
FFD wishes everyone who follows the Julian Calendar a Joyous and Holy Christmas. 
Wed. Jan 3rd 2018
At last night regular monthly meeting President Larry Stepansky reappointed Very Rev. Gary Mensinger as Department Chaplain. Rev. Gary has been an important part of FFD having served as a junior working his way through the ranks to Lieutenant and recently serving on the 136 Engine and 136 Truck Comm...
Wed. Jan 3rd 2018
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky announced the appointed the following fire officers for 2018 per the Department By Laws: Chief Engineer Cal Herring, Assistant Chief Engineer Larry Stepansky, and Safety Officers Daniel P. Bobby, William Youmans, and John "Jeff" Teliho
Wed. Jan 3rd 2018
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky authorized the release of the Training Report - 2017 which exhibited the dedication of department firefighters to improving their firefighting skills. This year FFD firefighters attended 3,273 hours of training. This is quite an accomplishment and displays the commitme...
Wed. Jan 3rd 2018
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky presented his report for 2017. The department responded to 207 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. The top responder for the year was...
Tue. Jan 2nd 2018
Freeland Fire Department  would like to thank James Darvell, Nick Heffelfinger and Edward Hoffer for producing the 2017 Freeland Fire Department Video.The Photographs were courtesy of Shayne Balliet, Bill Barr, Bill Kuklis, James Darvell and Nick Heffelfinger.   Thank You Click on lin...
Sat. Dec 23rd 2017
The Freeland Fire Department Officers, Members and their Family's would like to wish everyone a Safe and  Very Merry Christmas.
Sun. Dec 17th 2017
During the month of December Santa and his Reindeer make numerous visits to the Northside. The DellaCroce Memorial Field makes an excellent landing point for the Santa and is the location where the Department elves meet up with Jolly Ol' St. Nick. Santa is then transported to the various locatio...
Sun. Dec 17th 2017
FFD firefighters spent the past four months training in the Essentials of Firefighting Program which was sponsored by McAdoo Fire Co. Firefighters Charles Prinzivalli and Ashley Herring and Engineers Paul Gyurko, Sr., and Cal Herring completed Introduction to the Fire Service, Haz Mat Awareness and ...
Sun. Dec 3rd 2017
Santa and Mrs. Claus landed their sled this evening led by Rudolph and the other reindeer at DellaCroce Field.They were then escorted  to Martin Square on the engine skillfully operated by Engineer Stan Quantance. A large crowd gathered to greet the jolly old elf and the misses and sang carols ...
Sun. Dec 3rd 2017
Today FFD held its Annual Meeting to elect officers for the 2018 term. This is the second year where FFD officers had to meet minimum requirements to hold their post and  Firefighter 1 Pro Board Certification along with completion of the NIMS series. This provides that the department is going t...
Tue. Nov 28th 2017
FFD officers and members offer their condolences to the family of Fire Police Officer Lou Lindsey, He was a dedicated member who responded to many incidents to maintain safety to the other first responders. It was definitely a family affair with the Lindsey's with his wife, Eileen, and son, Anth...
Sun. Nov 19th 2017
On a cold Sunday morning FFD firefighters continued a holiday tradition of making the Northside festive with the installation of the Christmas lights on Centre St. FAST has been performing the joyous task for years but recently transferred the program to the Department. Installing the lights will he...
Sun. Nov 19th 2017
Every year prior to the snow falling FFD places indicator sticks on the hydrants throughout the Boro so that in the event of a fire when heavy snow is on the ground, they can be located quickly. FMA decided this year to eliminate that practice and installed permanent indicators on the hydrants. Rece...
Sun. Nov 12th 2017
Every year as the Holiday Season arrived FFD conducts its Annual Spaghetti Dinner and this year it was no different. The event held at The Other Side Restaurant and sponsored by the Kochie Family is always well attended and enjoyed by 200 guests. This year however there was a sense of sadness over t...
Mon. Nov 6th 2017
During the past weekend FFD firefighters  displayed their commitment to training with sessions on both Saturday and Sunday. Ground ladder work was the topic of the session held on Saturday. Firefighters flew all the ground ladders focusing on the single 24' extension ladder raise. On Sunday...
Sun. Oct 29th 2017
Every year FFD is involved in the bringing the community a spooky and fun filled Halloween season. It all started with the annual haunted hayride which starts at the station and then treks through the Freeland Public Park which is transformed into a frightening space with ghosts, goblins, and assort...
Sun. Oct 29th 2017
FFD firefighters along with Waterworks performed the annual testing of the department's hose recently. This testing insures the hose's reliability during an emergency incident. The Department firefighters dedicate this day every year to perform this operation to insure the proper hose packin...
Thu. Oct 26th 2017
Freeland Fire Department conducted its annual fire prevention program and fire drill at the Freeland Active Adult Center.
Sat. Oct 14th 2017
The Chapel of the Four Chaplains is an organization based out of Philadelphia which recognizes individuals for documented acts of selfless service. It was formed for the four chaplains of the USAT Dorchester who gave up their lives for others to live. The four gave their life jackets to others after...
Wed. Oct 11th 2017
Freeland Fire Department conducted their annual fire prevention program for the kindergarten thru 2nd grades at the Freeland Elementary School  272 students and 30 adults were given information about how our firefighters enter a building and also were given tours of 136 Truck and 136 Engine.
Fri. Oct 6th 2017
Freeland truck and McAdoo Quint forming Memorial Arch for longtime Beaver Meadows officer and Firefighter Richard Donald. Our condolences to his family. 
Mon. Oct 2nd 2017
HFD Deputy Chief Brian Mandak provided the instruction for a PA Local Level Aerial Operations Class this past weekend at FFD. This provided FFD with 4 more truck engineers after this class was complete. Already approved truck engineers also took the program as a refresher in order to remain trained ...
Sun. Sep 17th 2017
FFD participated with other regional fire departments at a Fill a Truck at the Berger Family Dealerships in Hazle Twp. This event was used to collect much needed supplies for hurricane victims in the Southeastern US. FFD will continue to collect items for transport to the hurricane ravaged regions u...
Sat. Sep 16th 2017
Friday night Freeland Fire Department participated in the POW/MIA service held at the Freeland Public Park.  136 Truck displayed the American flag and 136 Engine was in the parade. 
Mon. Sep 11th 2017
In a fitting tribute to those who suffered and continue to suffer from the horrible events of 9/11, firefighters from Hazleton City and West Hazleton and Freeland Boroughs participated in a moving service at Holy Annunciation Parish at St. Gabriel's Church. The service started with a professiona...
Mon. Sep 11th 2017
This weekend is generally one of the busiest of the year for the Department with many activities occurring. It led off with a 911 Memorial prior to Hazleton Area High School Cougars football game which was attended by many regional fire and emergency services organizations. On Saturday, the departme...
Wed. Aug 30th 2017
Semi annually FFD assists the Freeland Municipal Authority with hydrant maintenance throughout their system. This includes flushing the hydrant, removing all caps, and checking the overall operation of the plug. This cooperative effort provides a check on the system while providing the opportunity t...
Wed. Aug 30th 2017
FFD will join other Hazleton Area emergency service organizations to collect much needed items for the victims of Hurricane Harvey along the Gulf Coast. Nonperishable food items, cleaning supplies, and first aid kits can be dropped off at station between the hours of 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm until Septem...
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FUND RAISING

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 Sunday, January 28,2018

 Deadline to order Tuesday, January 23,2018

 To order see any firefighter or call the station 570-636-3244

 

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Station Training -   January 18,, 25 at 1830 hrs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FREELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
P.O. BOX 28
FREELAND,PA.18224
Non-Emergency: 570-636-3244
Emergency: 911
Fax: 570-636-0221