Recent Calls
Fri. Aug 19th 2016

Early this morning Station 136 was dispatched to assist Valley Regional Fire on a brush fire in the Charlwood section of Butl...

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Tue. Aug 16th 2016

136 Rescue Engine was dispatched to assist Valley Regional on a tractor trailer rollover on I-80 west bound this morning. No ...

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Sun. Aug 14th 2016
Utility on Two Wires/Trees Down Incidents in Foster

After another stubborn thunderstorm went through the area calls started coming in for trees and /or wires down throughout the...

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Sun. Aug 14th 2016
FFD Sponsors Haz Mat Ops Refresher Class

FFD concluded its PA Local Level Training Haz Mat Ops Refresher Class this evening. Every year the department conducts this t...

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Mon. Aug 1st 2016
Boot Drive Again a Major Fund Raiser

FFD conducted its Annual Boot Drive on PA940 in the boro on Friday night and Saturday. The department received a permit from ...

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Sun. Jul 24th 2016
Good Times at White Haven Carnival

FFD was proud to support our brother and sister firefighters at White Haven by attending their annual carnival and parade. Tw...

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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 ...
Mon. Jun 13th 2016
Freeland Utility assisted Freeland Code Enforcement in the 600 block of Vine Street a pool had to be pumped out.
Sun. Jun 12th 2016
The American Red Cross and FFD partnered to distribute smoke alarms to residents of the boro on Saturday. 413 alarms were distributed to approximately 60% of the boro by almost 60 volunteers from Red Cross, FFD, Keystone Job Corps Center, FPD, Code Enforcement, Freeland Borough Government, and inter...
Tue. May 31st 2016
Again the FFD Potato Cake Sale during the Memorial Weekend Celebration at the Freeland Public Park was a success. The weather was perfect until a thunder storm hit late Monday but by that time the product was sold out. This event has become a tradition on the Northside and despite all the work ...
Mon. May 30th 2016
FFD along with many other regional fire and EMS services paid tribute at the wake and funeral of longtime dedicated firefighter/EMT George Czarnecki. His untimely passing was mourned by many who respected him for his service. He was a member of Weatherly Citizens Fire Co. L&L Fire Co., Weatherly...
Mon. May 30th 2016
FFD participated in the Memorial Day events on the Northside in honor of those who bravely served our country. Our veterans hold a revered spot in the history of our great nation and deserve our recognition of their service not only on this weekend but all year long. FFD stood proudly with the Freel...
Tue. May 24th 2016
Over the past month FFD firefighters have been assisting Northside organizations in preparing for the Memorial Day Holiday. The American Legion and  VFW outside areas and Gallagher-Korol Memorial have all been cleaned up by department personnel. The department is proud to assist our civic organ...
Tue. May 24th 2016
Last evening FFD firefighter Audrey Stepansky gave birth to a wonderful baby girl - Ariana. The baby is also the grandchild of FFD Chief Joseph J. Stepansky and support member Janine Stepansky. The entire FFD family extends its congratulations to the family and looks forward to another generation of...
Fri. May 20th 2016
Monday May 16, 2016 the Freeland Mason Lodge honored Freeland Fire Department and all Emergency Services for their endless commitment to help their neighbors and community.
Sun. May 15th 2016
On Friday, 5/13/16, PSP Troop N Hazleton sponsored a table top exercise in dealing with crises situation in soft targets. The exercise was held at the Freeland Elementary/Middle School in the Alvington Section of the boro. It was attended local law enforcement and firefighters from Lower Luzern...
Sun. May 15th 2016
FFD has a rare opportunity to work on an acquired structure during training sessions last week. The SFD was due to be demolished and was offered up to FFD to train on but a small window of time existed. The membership was informed and over 25 firefighters turned out on very short notice. Two station...
Thu. May 12th 2016
Weekly training continues with a refresher on the operation of all the rescue tools.
Wed. May 4th 2016
FFD Chief Joseph J. Stepansky completed the PA State Fire Academy Arson Detection and Fire Investigation Class held during the week of April 25 - 29 at Lewistown, PA. The class for fire service and law enforcement officials provided the necessary training for fire investigation and cause/origin dete...
Wed. Apr 20th 2016
Every year FFD assists the community in helping to clean up the town after the winter months. Even though this winter was unusually warm and snow starved, there was still cleaning to do. The first part of the program is cleaning the mid town section in cooperation with the Freeland DPW. As always FF...
Sun. Apr 17th 2016
During the recent training sessions FFD focused on the basic operation of the placement of ground ladders. This function is very vital on the fireground and crews must be proficient in their use. Also FFD also recently purchased another K12 saw which was trained on before being placed in service, Th...
Sun. Apr 17th 2016
The officers and members of FFD extends its condolences to the family and friends of Mark Sosar. He was a life member and past chief of FFD having begun his membership with the Citizens Hose Co. During his involvement with the department he held the positions of lieutenant, captain, assistant chief,...
Fri. Apr 1st 2016
Freeland Fire Department held the Gun Spring Raffle  drawing tonight the winners were:First prize  ticket # 222 and the winner was Amy Burns from Freeland.Second prize ticket # 71 and the winner was Sally Judge from Nuremburg.Third prize ticket # 138 and the winner was Lee Ann Gera from Fr...
Sun. Mar 27th 2016
The Freeland Fire Department and their families would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter. 
Thu. Mar 24th 2016
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky announced a burn ban in effect until further notice in both Northside communities of Freeland and Jeddo Boroughs. The dry windy spring conditions have caused the ban to be implemented. The ban will be lifted when conditions improve
Mon. Mar 21st 2016
FFD supported Foundation 58 during the past weekend at the organization's annual bowling fund raising event. The department sent two teams to the tournament and also sponsored a lane. Foundation 58 supports cancer victims and their families in the Greater Hazleton Area. It was founded in memory ...
Sat. Mar 19th 2016
Throughout the cold weather months Chief Emeritus Jeff Teliho and his trusty assistant, Will Moore, along with occasional help from other members have been reorganizing, cleaning, and generally "straightening up" our station. The works goes on everyday and will complete shortly. The office...
Sat. Mar 19th 2016
FFD sponsored its Lenten Dinner offering this year our famous potato cakes. Again as always this late winter event turned out to be a big success. The potato cakes have become a cornerstone of the department's fund raising and our customers are always looking for an opportunity to get them....
Sat. Mar 19th 2016
During the cold weather months FFD moves its training to the inside to work on skills that can be learned/reinforced without being outdoors. Electrical operations, appliance application and use, PPE safety, SCBA maintenance and operations, and RIT procedures have all been instructed. This week the d...
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Fund Raising

Chicken Bar B Que, 8/27/16, Freeland Public Park

PA State Certification




Six County Member


Station Training, 8/18/16, 8/25/16

Haz Mat Awareness, LCCC/PSTI, 9/6/16

FF1 Cert, LCCC/PSTI, 10/7/16, 10/8/16

Haz Mat Ops, LCCC/PSTI, 10/20/16, 10/23/16, 10/25/16, 10/27/16, 10/30/16

FF2 Cert, LCCC/PSTI, 10/28/16, 10/29/16

Essentials of Firefighting, LCCC/PSTI, 11/1/16, 11/3/16, 11/6/16, 11/8/16, 11/10/16, 11/12/16, 11/13/16, 11/15/16'

Driver Operator Aerial Cert, LCCC/PSTI, 11/4/16, 11/5/16



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