Recent Calls
Sun. Nov 27th 2016
SMOKE ALARM ACTIVATION AT TRAILER IN A TRAILER

Station 136 was dispatched for an alarm sounding in a trailer at the rear of 807 Schwabe Street.  136 Truck, 136 Engine ...

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Fri. Nov 25th 2016
Truck on the Lock Out in the Boro

As the truck was returning back to station in the early morning hours a request was made to assist a resident with entry in t...

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Thu. Nov 24th 2016
Structure Fire in the Hill Section of the Boro

During the early evening hours right after Thanksgiving Dinner Luzerne County struck the first alarm assignment for a structu...

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Thu. Nov 24th 2016
Happy Thanksgiving

FFD extends its wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to all residents of the Northside

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Tue. Nov 22nd 2016
GUN RAFFLE WINNERS

Freeland Fire Department held its Fall Gun Raffle on Saturday Nov. 19, 2016.First Prize was a Remington 700 sps any Caliber ....

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Mon. Nov 21st 2016
AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM TO SUPPORT FREELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT

 Support us when you shop on Black Friday Cyber Monday and Anytime . StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2580...

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Thu. Nov 24th 2016
FFD extends its wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to all residents of the Northside
Tue. Nov 22nd 2016
Freeland Fire Department held its Fall Gun Raffle on Saturday Nov. 19, 2016.First Prize was a Remington 700 sps any Caliber . The winning ticket  #155 was Raymond FrostSecond Prize was a Smith & Wessen 637 38 Special.  The winning ticket # 174 was Craig GeorgeThird Prize was a Savage 9...
Mon. Nov 21st 2016
 Support us when you shop on Black Friday Cyber Monday and Anytime . StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2580650 and Amazon donates to Freeland Fire Department. You can also use the Amazon Smile link on our webpage. Note: This program costs you nothing to participate and Amazon ...
Wed. Nov 16th 2016
FFD conducted its annual hose testing yesterday at the 4th Ward Playground. Over 3700 feet of 5 in hose was tested and all lengths pass the certified testing. 136 Engine and 136 Rescue were repacked and ready for service in less than 4 hours thanks to all the help from our members.
Sun. Nov 6th 2016
Freeland Fire Department was honored to participate in the 2nd annual Lantern Launch for the Cancer Society held at the Della Croce Field last night.
Fri. Nov 4th 2016
During the past two months the engine made a return trip to its birthplace at KME for warranty body work and repairs. The engine also had upgraded graphics installed to reflect its county designation. Both the truck and the engine now have been upgraded to the county system. FFD will continue its tr...
Sat. Oct 29th 2016
Saturday afternoon Freeland Fire Department assisted in the annual Freeland Chamber of Commerce safe trick or treat on Centre Street over 1000 children and their parents marched down Centre Street with their costumes.
Fri. Oct 28th 2016
Freeland Fire Department sponsored their annual hay ride Friday night from the Freeland Fire House through the streets of the boro to the Freeland Public Park where everyone was spooked then they returned to the Fire House.  Everyone enjoyed the ride children and adults.  We had over 300 p...
Tue. Oct 25th 2016
Freeland Fire Department conducted our annual fire prevention program at all three elderly apartments.  Fire prevention items were given to all attendees.
Fri. Oct 21st 2016
Nine members of the Freeland Fire Department conducted a fire prevention program for Kindergarten thru 2nd grade students at the Freeland Elementary School today. A demonstration of how our firefighters wear their protective gear and what to do incase of a fire in their homes was presented. An outsi...
Thu. Oct 20th 2016
Freeland Fire Department conducted the annual fire prevention program and fire drill for the citizens of the Active Adult Center. Several topics were covered that included kitchen fire safety, home heating furnace annual maintenance, what if a fire occurs in your home.
Tue. Oct 18th 2016
The recent working structure incident in Foster Twp. shows how decision making and the training (which forms the foundation of it) works. FFD prides itself in our training program. Personnel are continuously enrolled in PA Local Level Training along with the Department's Basics Training which&nb...
Sun. Oct 16th 2016
Freeland Fire Department conducted a fire drill at the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall Sunday morning 119 students and teachers were evacuated from the hall and the fire drill went very well according to fire department officials.
Fri. Oct 7th 2016
FREELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT 2016 FUND DRIVE       For over 130 years the Freeland Fire Department, along with its predecessors the Citizens Hose Co. and Fourth Ward Fire Co., have been providing the residents of Freeland and Jeddo Borough with continuous fire protection. D...
Mon. Sep 26th 2016
The weekend proved very busy for FFD members over the weekend with numerous events and fund raising activities. The department provided the Freeland Mayor Car Show and Cruise with the potato cake sale which as always is a big success with those attending. Then on Sunday the membership prepared their...
Mon. Sep 19th 2016
136 Utility took 1st place for Most Functional Utility Out of County and 1st Place for Company Traveling the Furthest Distance In or Out of County.  Great job.
Sat. Sep 17th 2016
Freeland Fire Department attended the annual Freeland Whippet Midget Football pep rally tonight. A large bond fire was on the football field and the Fire Department secured the bond fire. 
Fri. Sep 16th 2016
Freeland Fire Department were honored to attend and participate in the annual POW/MIA service held in the Freeland Public Park.
Sun. Sep 11th 2016
During the weekend FFD paid respects to all those who paid the supreme sacrifice on that faithful day, 9/11. Besides the 343 firefighters who perished in the Twin Towers, many police, port authority personnel, and EMS workers along with the civilians in the buildings or aircraft lost their lives in ...
Wed. Sep 7th 2016
Freeland Fire Department with Foster Township Fire Department attended the funeral of Richard Henning who was a life long member and EMT with the White Haven Ambulance for 48 years. 136 Truck with 134 Tele squirt  were honored to set up the memorial arch at the Laurel Cemetery.
Sat. Sep 3rd 2016
US Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11R) announced yesterday the awarding of a FEMA Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant to the Freeland Fire Dept., Hazle Twp. Fire and Rescue, and Harwood Fire Co. grant in the amount of $255,048 for the purchase of personal protective equipm...
Tue. Aug 30th 2016
The second chicken BBQ this year held in the Freeland Public Park was another huge success. The BBQ was sold out again with 300 dinners served.  We would like to thank all the volunteers and the community for supporting this fund raiser. 
Sun. Aug 14th 2016
FFD concluded its PA Local Level Training Haz Mat Ops Refresher Class this evening. Every year the department conducts this training to reinforce the skills needed for firefighters when responding to these types of incindents.  Hazleton City Deputy Chief Brian Mandak conducted the excellent tra...
Mon. Aug 1st 2016
FFD conducted its Annual Boot Drive on PA940 in the boro on Friday night and Saturday. The department received a permit from PennDOT under the newly establish criteria for this time of event and it again proved successful. The drive was ended at about 3:30 pm as rain arrived on the Northside but the...
Sun. Jul 24th 2016
FFD was proud to support our brother and sister firefighters at White Haven by attending their annual carnival and parade. Twenty FFD members made the trip east and enjoyed the food, friendship, and festivities that  make this event an annual highlight. The rigs also did well among the 40 piece...
Sun. Jul 24th 2016
Two FFD members completed the first step in the process of becoming an active firefighter in the department by completing the Introduction to the Fire Service sponsored by the Citizens Fire Co., Weatherly. Engineer Paul Gyurko (who also completed Pumps 1 and EVOC) and Junior Firefighter Willow ...
Wed. Jul 6th 2016
The Freeland Fire Department would like everyone that purchased a ticket to support our Department. The July gun raffle was held on Monday and these were the winners:1st prize Ruger American Pistol 9mm or 45calTicket # 464Jaclyn BetramiFreeland PA 2nd prize S&W M&P Shield 9mm or 40...
Mon. Jul 4th 2016
The officers and members of the Freeland Fire Department extends its wishes to all for a Happy and Safe Independence Day. As we celebrate the birth of our great nation take time to give thanks for all this country stands for and those who worked hard and sacrificed to make the USA great. Also think ...
Tue. Jun 28th 2016
FFD attended the Six County Convention hosted by the McAdoo Fire Co. over the past weekend. Chief Emeritus John "Jeff" Teliho and Firefighter Gerry Guscott attended the banquet, meeting, and memorial service with Gerry again being elected as Luzerne County Vice President. On Saturday ...
Sat. Jun 18th 2016
FFD Firefighter Scott Wysocky graduated yesterday from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and will be assigned as a trooper in one of America's most respected law enforcement agencies. Scott joins his brother, Matt, in serving the Commonwealth as troopers. Matt presented Scott with his badge ...
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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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Essentials of Firefighting, Support, Weatherly Station, TBD

Haz Mat Awareness/Ops, Weatherly Station, TBD

 

 

 

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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