Recent Calls
Thu. Feb 11th 2016
Truck on the Box to Carbon Again

During the late afternoon Carbon County again requested the truck for a structure box in Lehigh Twp., Carbon County. The truc...

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Thu. Feb 11th 2016
Truck on the Box to Carbon

During the mid morning Carbon County requested the truck to respond to an industrial plant fire in Weatherly Boro, Carbon Cou...

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Sun. Feb 7th 2016
Truck, Engine, and Rescue Engine on the Structure Box in the Boro

Right after half time of the Super Bowl Luzerne County dropped the full box for a reported structure fire in the 700 block of...

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News Headlines
Sat. Feb 6th 2016
Upcoming Fundraising

FFD President Larry Stepansky announced the upcoming fundraising for late winter/early spring:2/28/16 - Hoagie Sale (orders d...

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Tue. Feb 2nd 2016
Annual Financial Report and Budget Approved at Meeting

As per department by laws and custom the Audit Committee presented the 2015 Financial Statements to the body at this month...

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Sat. Jan 30th 2016
FFD Supports Country for a Cure

FFD was proud to support the Annual Country for a Cure Event held at the Freeland Event Center. Firefighters manned the bever...

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Sat. Feb 6th 2016
FFD President Larry Stepansky announced the upcoming fundraising for late winter/early spring:2/28/16 - Hoagie Sale (orders due by 2/21/16)Lenten Potato Cake Sale - 3/18/16Spring Gun Raffle - 4/1/16Chicken Bar B Que - 4/30/16
Tue. Feb 2nd 2016
As per department by laws and custom the Audit Committee presented the 2015 Financial Statements to the body at this month's meeting. As usual Treasurer Sandra Kuklis was commended for her excellent record keeping. The 2016 Department Budget was also presented and approved which provides our fin...
Sat. Jan 30th 2016
FFD was proud to support the Annual Country for a Cure Event held at the Freeland Event Center. Firefighters manned the beverage area for the dinner dance which is held to support those battling cancer. FFD is proud to assist Past Freeland Mayor Tami Martin in this endeavor. Tami and her hardworking...
Sun. Jan 24th 2016
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky requested all residents who have the ability to assist the department by clearing the hydrants in their neighborhoods of snow. This will provide quick access to firefighters in the event of a fire saving valuable minutes in the fire fight. Department personnel will also be ...
Sun. Jan 24th 2016
Again FFD personnel manned the station throughout the latest Nor'easter which hit the region. Manning began at 1800 hrs. on Friday and will continue until midnight tonight. Personnel performed various public assistance responses and assisted Freeland Northside BLS on medical calls. The bay doors...
Sat. Jan 23rd 2016
The Freeland Fire Department 2015 year end video link is below.  We would like to thank Kira Hoch for putting the video together this year she did an excellent job on the video.        
Tue. Jan 19th 2016
FFD firefighters attended a PA Local Level Training Course which focused on dealing with emergencies in electric vehicles. The course consisted of a lecture and visit to an automobile dealership to view the components of these vehicles. With the department dedicating effort to BVRT it is important f...
Wed. Jan 13th 2016
During the past twelve months FFD has been working on increasing their Pro Board Certification through the PA Office of the State Fire Commissioner. At last night's meeting these achievements were recognized. The hard work of these individuals and those who accomplished FF1 previously has provid...
Wed. Jan 13th 2016
Front row - Relief Officers: Cal Herring, Treasurer; Barbara Tulanowski, Secretary; William Kuklis, Vice PresidentDepartment Officers: Larry Stepansky, President; William Youmans, Vice President; Sandra Kuklis, TreasurerBack row - Quinn Sterling, Lieutenant; Paul Malloy, Captain; Wilson Malloy, Asst...
Wed. Jan 13th 2016
President Larry Stepansky at last evening's department meeting reappointed Rev. Gary Mensinger as our chaplain. Rev. Gary is a veteran 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 Engine and 136 Truck co...
Wed. Jan 13th 2016
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
Mon. Jan 11th 2016
The Citizens Fire Co. Weatherly, Carbon County, sponsored a PA Local Level RIT Class which completed this past Saturday. Along with Weatherly and FFD personnel, firefighters from Hazle Twp. Fire and Rescue and Diligence Fire Co. of Summit Hill also attended. Firefighters learned the basic of RIT whi...
Wed. Jan 6th 2016
Thursday January 7 is the official Christmas for the Russian Orthodox people. The Freeland Fire Department and their families would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
Mon. Jan 4th 2016
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky presented his report for 2015. The department responded to 254 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...
Thu. Dec 31st 2015
Happy New Year from the Freeland Fire Department.
Thu. Dec 24th 2015
The Freeland Fire Department Members and our families would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas season .
Sun. Dec 20th 2015
Do you remember when Engine 53 first arrived and when we still had the original Seagrave Engine?See if you can identify the people in the pictures below.
Sun. Dec 13th 2015
FFD firefighters took a weekend out of this busy holiday season to finalize the roof project by replacing damaged ceiling tiles and insulation in the apparatus bay, member room, and kitchen. Much work needed to be done since there was a considerable amount water damage which occurred prior to t...
Mon. Dec 7th 2015
Last evening the Jolly Ol' Elf landed on the Northside for his annual visit to the good girls and boys of the area. Santa was accompanied by Mrs. Claus and was brought to the scene on the engine accompanied by the utility. There were numerous elves on board also to assist Santa with his bag of g...
Mon. Dec 7th 2015
Chief Joseph J. Stepansky authorized the release of the Training Report - 2015 which exhibited the dedication of department firefighters to improving their firefighting skills. For a third straight year over 3,000 hours were spent by firefighters during training. This is quite an accomplishment...
Mon. Dec 7th 2015
The Freeland Fire Department elected officers to serve the 2016 term at its annual reorganization meeting held yesterday. As per the department by laws no member can simultaneously hold two offices. The department is again proud that a full slate of officers was able to be filled with all those elec...
Wed. Dec 2nd 2015
The Spaghetti Dinner has been become a holiday event for Northside. Again, as always,  it is an opportunity for the fine people of the area to relax during this holiday period and have the fine chefs from The Other Side and the dessert makers from the department demonstrate their abilities. Wit...
Wed. Nov 25th 2015
All the Freeland Fire Department members and their families would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving holiday.
Tue. Nov 24th 2015
FFD Chief Joseph J. Stepansky and Asst. Chief Engineer Larry Stepansky were recently notified that they successfully completed the Driver Operator Aerial Certification. The certification took place at LCCC/PSTI and consisted of a written exam and practical verification of skills. They are both now c...
Sat. Nov 21st 2015
FFD firefighters recently completed the PA Certification Evaluator Program at LCCC/PSTI and Lancaster County Fire Training Institute. The firefighters who have completed FF1 and this course will be eligible to evaluate the FF1 certification test after attending two testing sessions as an apprentice....
Tue. Nov 17th 2015
When 136 Engine 1 was being specified the department desired to retain the amount of discharges that 53 had and make it more efficient. There were some who questioned the need for all the plumbing, the performance specifications, and the general set up of the rig. For review, 53 had 4 - 2"...
Fri. Nov 13th 2015
While one FFD crew was involved in the fire prevention program at Freeland El/Middle School another crew assisted Waterworks with the annual hose testing. On a cold and blustery day the test was performed in the Hill Section which made for quite the challenge. The hose was all tested and repacked in...
Fri. Nov 13th 2015
FFD firefighters concluded the annual fire prevention program at the Freeland Elementary and Middle Schools which was started earlier but postponed due to a previous incident at the school caused by sewer gas odor. The students and staff were again very respective to the informative progra...
Wed. Nov 11th 2015
Today the Freeland VFW and American Legion held their annual Veterans Day Ceremony.  Our Local State Representative Jerry Mullery was the main speaker along with Freeland Police Chief Harris. America the Beautiful was song by Freeland Junior Firefighter Larry Stepansky.  The entire 7 ...
Wed. Nov 4th 2015
FFD firefighters loaded up the truck and spent a training session with Hazleton City Firefighters in truck operations. Pre use inspection, ladder operations, emergency procedures, and ladder pipe set up were the topics of the session. HFD Deputy Chief Brian Mandak conducted the training along with t...
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Fund Raising

Hoagie Sale, 2/28/16

Lenten Potato Cake Sale, 3/18/16

Gun Raffle, 4/1/16

Chicken Bar B Que, 4/30/16

PA State Certification



Station Training,  2/18/16, 2/25/16

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