Recent Calls
Thu. Jun 22nd 2017

136 Truck and 136 Engine 1 responded for a report of smoke in the building in the 200 block of Centre Street.  Upon arri...

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Thu. Jun 22nd 2017

136 Station was dispatched for a report of wires down in the 600 block of Walnut Street.  Freeland PD and 136 Chief were...

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Thu. Jun 22nd 2017

Early this morning 136 Truck and 136 Utility were dispatched for a partial structural collapse of a building in the 700 block...

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News Headlines
Tue. Jun 13th 2017
Boot Drive Again Proves to be Successful

As in the past years the Boot Drive has again proven to be a major fundraising event for FFD. The department prior to the eve...

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Thu. Jun 8th 2017
American Red Cross and FFD Distributes Smoke Alarms in Jeddo Boro

Last evening the American Red Cross and FFD personnel performed a smoke detector sweep in Jeddo Boro. The sweep was performed...

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Thu. Jun 1st 2017
RIT - FAST Board Training

Training continued tonight on the recent purchase of a FAST Board.FFD Firefighters were introduced and practiced putting a pe...

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Tue. Jun 13th 2017
As in the past years the Boot Drive has again proven to be a major fundraising event for FFD. The department prior to the event applies to PennDOT and receives the permit to insure it complies with all applicable regulations. As in the past the drive starts on Friday night and continues into Saturda...
Thu. Jun 8th 2017
Last evening the American Red Cross and FFD personnel performed a smoke detector sweep in Jeddo Boro. The sweep was performed to ensure those residents of that community have the detectors they need to provide an additional layer of protection in the event of a fire. 20 homes were visited and 6...
Thu. Jun 1st 2017
Training continued tonight on the recent purchase of a FAST Board.FFD Firefighters were introduced and practiced putting a person on the board and then pulling them a distance. They discovered the whole system was easy to work with and was quick.The board is essentially built to save a firefighter w...
Mon. May 29th 2017
FFD always has a busy Memorial Day Holiday and this year was no different. The department has one of its most successful fund raising events of the year at the Memorial Weekend Celebration at the Freeland Public Park. The annual potato cake sale is an attraction to the festivities and draws peo...
Sun. May 14th 2017
FFD is again assisting the boro in cleaning up after the long winter. Crews along with Freeland DPW worked to rid Centre St. of the debris left behind from the cold, ice, and snow season. FFD personnel will also provide clean up to the VFW and American Legion areas prior to the Memorial Da...
Sat. Apr 29th 2017
The spring Chicken BBQ held in the Public Park on Saturday was another huge success  and was sold out according to the BBQ committee. Our next event will be the annual Potato Cake sale at the Memorial Day event in the Public Park. 
Mon. Apr 24th 2017
The Freeland Fire Department recently purchased equipment to improve its fire ground operations. A piercing nozzle was purchased which can be driven through a wall, floor, or roof to apply water at the rate of 175 gallons per minute to areas which are inaccessible. A cellar nozzle was also purchased...
Sat. Apr 22nd 2017
The American Red Cross and the Freeland Fire Department were installing some more smoke Detectors. Some residents were not available on the day of the detector drive in March so the Red Cross returned and were assisted by the Freeland Fire Department  to install the detectors.
Sun. Apr 16th 2017
The membership of the Freeland Fire Department wishes everyone a safe, joyous, and holy Easter
Sun. Apr 9th 2017
The Pioneer Fire Co. #1 of Hazleton City celebrated their 150th. Anniversary last evening. This proud company has dedicated its existence to providing the fire protection to the city since 1867 which is a testament to the membership for their unwavering commitment to their mission. Many dignitaries ...
Sun. Mar 26th 2017
The American Red Cross, FFD, and Foster Fire partnered to distribute smoke alarms to residents of the boro and the township on Saturday. 456 alarms were distributed to sections of the boro that was not covered by the previous drive and Foster Twp. by almost 75 volunteer...
Fri. Mar 24th 2017
The American Red Cross Northeast Chapter held their Centennial Celebration on March 24 where they honored regional heroes who have made a difference. Included in those honored were Freeland Fire Department Captain Paul Malloy, firefighters Audrey Stepansky and Ken Parsons and along with civilia...
Sun. Mar 19th 2017
Recently FFD firefighters continued to expand their skills with training opportunities. Engineer Paul Gyurko, Sr., and Firefighter Paul Gyurko, Jr., attended the PA Local Level Training Course Basic Vehicle Rescue Awareness at the Hazleton City Fire Southside Fire Station. This program covered the b...
Sun. Mar 19th 2017
During winter storms the dedicated volunteers of the Freeland Fire Department man the station around the clock to ensure the station is clear of snow and that, in the event of an incident, apparatus respond in a timely manner. Even though this has been the procedure in the past, this storm was much ...
Tue. Mar 14th 2017
136 Station has a crew in station during the snow emergency.  Several teams of firefighters have assisted our neighbors with shoveling out their residences.
Sun. Mar 12th 2017
Freeland Fire Department participated in the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Freeland.  It was a cold brisk day but the parade in Freeland always goes on. 
Tue. Feb 28th 2017
After months of planning, analyzing, and implementing FFD has assigned and placed in service all its awarded PPE through the FEMA AFG. Only one turnout coat remains to be delivered after it originally received but was incorrectly sized. Globe has again remained as the gear of choice as it has been a...
Wed. Feb 1st 2017
For 20 years the Country for a Cure Benefit was held to raise funds in the fight for cancer. Previously it was called the Mayor's Dinner Dance and always had a large turnout raising almost $100,000 since its inception. The entire event is orchestrated by Past Mayor Tami Martin and is now in memo...
Wed. Feb 1st 2017
Twenty-eight Northside area young men completed the 45 -hour Pennsylvania Fire Academy course in Fundamentals of  Firefighting in May 4, 1984.  Do you recognize any of the firefighters in the photo?
Sun. Jan 29th 2017
As a new year is started training begins to heat up even though it is cold outside. Station training resumed this month on its usual Thursday night time session with classes on the use of the newly acquired Akron Cellar Nozzle which was placed into service on the engine, LDH basics, and RIT equipmen...
Sun. Jan 29th 2017
Over the past two months FFD firefighters continued to take PA State Pro Board Tests to achieve further certifications. Captain Paul Malloy and Engineer Cal Herring recently were notified they passed the Operator Driver Aerial Certification and Firefighter Paul Gyurko passed his Firefighter I Certif...
Mon. Jan 23rd 2017
With about 10 different weather forecasts about a potential Nor'easter, it is better than to be safe than sorry, and implement the Adopt a Hydrant Program. Chief Joseph J. Stepansky requests residents of the boro to assist the department in clearing the hydrants of snow and ice. In the event of ...
Fri. Jan 6th 2017
Freeland Fire Department and their families would like to wish our Russian Orthodox friends a Very Merry Christmas. They celebrate Christmas on January 7 according to the Julian calendar.
Thu. Jan 5th 2017
Front row Left to Right: Relief Trustee Greg Harkins, Relief Treasurer Cal Herring, Relief Vice President William Kuklis, Department Larry Stepansky, Department Vice President William Youmans, Department Treasurer Sandra Kuklis, Department Secretary Daniel P. BobbyRear Row Left to Right: Chaplin Ver...
Thu. Jan 5th 2017
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky authorized the release of the Training Report - 2016 which exhibited the dedication of department firefighters to improving their firefighting skills. This year FFD firefighters attended almost 2,000 hours of training. This is quite an accomplishment and displays the c...
Wed. Jan 4th 2017
President Larry Stepansky at last evening's department meeting reappointed Very Rev. Gary Mensinger as our chaplain. Rev. Gary is a life member of FFD having served as a Lieutenant. He has been a vital member of the department since joining as a junior and served on the 136-1...
Wed. Jan 4th 2017
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky announced the following appointed  officers for this year: Chief Engineer - Cal Herring; Asst. Chief Engineer - Larry Stepansky; Safety Officers - Daniel P. Bobby, William Youmans, and John "Jeff" Teliho
Wed. Jan 4th 2017
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky presented his report for 2016. The department responded to 226 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. One incident went to plu...
Mon. Jan 2nd 2017
FREELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT 2016 YEAR END VIDEO.  Click on link to view the video.     
Thu. Dec 29th 2016
FFD officers and members wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year. Please remember to celebrate responsibly and designate a driver so everyone arrives safe
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