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Thu. Jul 2nd 2015
Truck and Engine on the Structure Box in Carbon

During the morning Carbon County requested the truck and engine from FFD for a working fire in Packer Twp., Carbon County. Bo...

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Sat. Jun 27th 2015
Utility on Wires Down in the Boro

Right after the stand by Luzerne County dropped the box for a report of wires down in the 500 block of Johnson St. in the bor...

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Sat. Jun 27th 2015
Utility on Stand By for Valley Regional

During the early evening Luzerne County dropped the box for a reported four vehicle MVA on I80 in Butler Twp. Valley Dep...

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Sat. Jun 27th 2015
FFD Receives Three Awards at Six County Convention

FFD received three awards at the 112th. Six County Convention sponsored by the Honey Pot Active Vol. Fire Co. #6. The truck r...

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Fri. Jun 26th 2015
FFD Receives Walter Sawchak Award

At the Six County Banquet and Awards Ceremony FFD received the Walter Sawchak Fire Prevention Award. This award is presented ...

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Thu. Jun 25th 2015
FFD/Valley Regional Firefighters Receive Awards at Six County Convention

FFD and Valley Region Fire and Rescue received awards for their actions at two fires in the boro at the 112th. Six County Con...

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Sat. Jun 27th 2015
FFD received three awards at the 112th. Six County Convention sponsored by the Honey Pot Active Vol. Fire Co. #6. The truck received the Most Functional Aerial Apparatus without Pump, Utility 136 earned a Special Judges Award, and the Chief's rig got a Most Functional Command Vehicle, First Runn...
Fri. Jun 26th 2015
At the Six County Banquet and Awards Ceremony FFD received the Walter Sawchak Fire Prevention Award. This award is presented to the department which displays the most outstanding fire prevention program in Six County during the past year. Our prevention program has reached out to 201 adults and 804 ...
Thu. Jun 25th 2015
FFD and Valley Region Fire and Rescue received awards for their actions at two fires in the boro at the 112th. Six County Convention sponsored by the Honey Pot Vo. Fire Co. #6, Nanticoke. Deputy Chief Richard Lindsey and his daughter Sarah received the Valor Award for their rescue of an elderly wome...
Sun. Jun 21st 2015
White Haven Fire Co. No. 1 sponsored a PA Local Level Training Course in Engine Company Operations and provided FFD with the opportunity to attend. Both departments worked together in exercises in hose line advancement, supply line and hydrant operations, and tactics for extended hose stretches. LCC...
Sat. Jun 20th 2015
Valley Fire and Rescue sponsored a coach bus/passenger rescue exercise in Butler Twp. and included FFD in the drill. Valley responded both rescues, an engine, and ALS/BLS units to a simulated accident involving a bus and two passenger vehicles and added FFD to the box for the truck and utility. Both...
Thu. Jun 18th 2015
On Thursday, June 18, at the Holiday Inn East the American Red Cross Eastern PA Region conducted its 7th. Annual Everyday Heroes Program. The program recognizes heroes in the community which assist the Red Cross in their its life saving mission and deserve recognition for their acts. Members of vari...
Sun. Jun 14th 2015
FFD again participated in the Annual Flag Day Ceremony at the Freeland Public Park. The American Legion Post 473 also disposes of soiled and tattered flags in the very respectful ceremony. The membership of FFD is proud to participate in this show of patriotism and dedication to our flag
Sun. Jun 7th 2015
Three more FFD firefighters earned the privildege of "packing up and going in" over the weekend with the completion of the Interior Firefighter of the Essentials Program. Firefighters Audrey Stepansky, Paul "Skippy" Gyurko, and Ed Hoffer all worked the fire at LCCC/PSTI and have ...
Sat. Jun 6th 2015
FFD members conducted the annual boot drive in the boro over the past weekend. Again the drive proved highly successful and with the exception of the fund drive, is the highest net fund raiser for the year. President Larry Stepansky expressed his appreciation to Event Chair Chief Joseph J. Stepansky...
Tue. Jun 2nd 2015
The rescue engine made the trip to Swab Body Works in Elizabethville to receive some much needed body repairs. The cab and compartments will be repaired and repainted to resolve the ongoing rust problem which is typical to this "J" cab. Also front brow scene lighting will be added to impro...
Tue. May 26th 2015
This weekend the department conducted its Annual Potato Cake Sale at the Memorial Weekend Celebration. This year the department increased its capacity of batter and therefore covered all three days of the event. This proved to be a successful formula as the tasty treats were available throughout the...
Mon. May 25th 2015
The Freeland Fire Department membership again paid homage to the veterans who fought so valiantly to insure our liberty and freedom in the various services held on the Northside. At the Freeland American Legion Post 473 the membership in their new Class A uniforms stood with the Legion and Freeland ...
Sat. May 23rd 2015
This afternoon Dan Markiewicz of the West End Fire and Rescue of Mahanoy City and a group of other photographers made a visit to the Northside to take photos of the apparatus. Department engineers positioned the rigs at the DellaCroce Memorial Field for the session. The Department expresses its appr...
Thu. May 21st 2015
The Freeland American Legion Post 473 will present its Citizen of the Year Award to Freeland Boro Fire Chief Joseph J. Stepansky at its Memorial Day Ceremony at the Post Home on Monday at 12:15pm. The Chief has been involved in the fire service since joining the Citizens Hose Company at age 16 and h...
Tue. May 19th 2015
The Freeland Fire Department, Freeland Northside Community Ambulance, and Freeland Police Department attended a tribute ceremony sponsored by the Freeland Masonic Lodge. The Lodge annually displays their appreciation to emergency responders prior to Memorial Day. The Department thanks the Lodge for ...
Mon. May 18th 2015
The Kuklis Family is to be congratulated for two very joyous and momentous events. First James City County Firefighter/Paramedic Tony Kuklis and his wife Kelly welcomed into their family a baby girl, Voilet. Then over this past weekend his brother Jon entered into marriage with his wife, C...
Mon. May 18th 2015
Forty members of the Freeland Fire Department recently received their Class "A" uniforms which will be officially used for the first time at all Memorial Week Events. The membership decided it was time to upgrade our uniforms for special events and stood behind this decision by enteri...
Thu. May 14th 2015
FFD continued its annual refresher training with a visit to the Hazleton City Training Facility to review SCBA work and hose advancement in a structure. The firefighters received a considerable amount of work doing BA donning and then running the maze. Hose lines were then advanced with BA engaged i...
Mon. May 11th 2015
The Freeland Fire Dept., Freeland PD, and Freeland Northside BLS alone with Luzerne County DA Stephanie Salavantis and the Coroner Office conducted a DUI exercise behind the Freeland DPW Building. This exercise was used to demonstrate the dangers and consequences of drunk driving during the upcoming...
Wed. May 6th 2015
Engineer John Kanuck, Firefighter Donna Karosa, and Junior Firefighters Theresa Karosa, Ken Parsons, and Alexis Castro recently completed a PA Local Level Haz Mat Ops Class at Hazleton City Southside Station. HFD Deputy Chief and PA Local Level Instructor Brian Mandak again taught the class as these...
Wed. May 6th 2015
After dealing with one of the toughest winters and early springs that can be remembered, the process of cleaning up started over the past few weeks and will continue for the foreseeable future. First the station needed a good cleaning after the roof event. That process is ongoing and will ...
Sun. May 3rd 2015
FFD had 9 firefighters attend the "Truck Work: Tactics, Tips, and Tricks" class sponsored by the Nanticoke Career Firefighters, IAFF. The class was instructed by FDNY Lt. Mike Ciampo who is assigned to Ladder 45 in Midtown Manhattan. He authors a monthly article in Fire Engineeri...
Sun. Apr 26th 2015
FFD again made the trip to LCCC/PSTI as it does every spring and autumn to assist with the Exterior Firefighter Class of the Essentials of Firefighting Program. The session provides training for our engineers and gives the students the opportunity to climb the stick. FFD will have firefighters enrol...
Sun. Apr 26th 2015
FFD generally limits the amount of Chicken Bar B Que tickets to 200 meals. However due to the demand the department increased its sale to 260 and sold every ticket. The dinner has become very popular throughout the Northside which is evident by the demand for the tasty meals. President Larry Stepans...
Fri. Apr 17th 2015
Engineer Bill Kuklis has willing accepted further researching the history of the department based upon some very interesting newspaper articles that have surfaced from around the turn of the last century. Some interesting facts that will be brought to light is the Citizens Hose was indeed the t...
Fri. Apr 17th 2015
As is the FFD practice, training on the basics began last week and will continue during the warmer months. Every fireground function is covered during this training to make certain our firefighters stay proficient in our tactics. Hydrants were covered in the first session with firefighters practicin...
Thu. Apr 16th 2015
On Sunday April 12th the VFW Post 5010 hosted a Scotch Doubles 8 ball Billiards Tournament to help raise funds for personal protective equipment for the firefighters.  Shooter from out the Freeland/ Hazleton Area participated and had an enjoyable day laughing and joking as the games went o...
Sun. Apr 12th 2015
Today is Easter according to those who follow the Orthodox Faith. The members and their families extend their Easter Greetings to those celebrating
Fri. Apr 3rd 2015
FFD officers and members extends its wishes to everyone for a holy and blessed Easter season
Fri. Apr 3rd 2015
Recently FFD firefighters completed the Exterior Firefighter portion of Essentials. The course was taught at Hazleton City Southside Station with Deputy Chief and PA Fire Academy Instructor Brian Mandak leading the program. Those completing were Engineer John Kanuck, Firefighter Donna Karosa, and Ju...
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