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Tue. May 24th 2016
Utility on the EMS Assist on the Hill

During the mid morning Luzerne County dispatched BLS and FFD to a lift assist of a patient in the 1200 block of Walnut St. on...

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Fri. May 20th 2016

At noon time today FFD was dispatched to a structure fire in Kline Twp. 136 Truck responded with a full crew and assisted McA...

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Fri. May 20th 2016

Early last evening a vehicle leaked antifreeze on the 500 block of  Washington Street north to Front Street and up ...

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Tue. May 24th 2016
FFD Helps in Getting the Northside Ready for Memorial Day

Over the past month FFD firefighters have been assisting Northside organizations in preparing for the Memorial Day Holiday. T...

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Tue. May 24th 2016
Congratulations to the Stepansky Family on the Birth of Ariana

Last evening FFD firefighter Audrey Stepansky gave birth to a wonderful baby girl - Ariana. The baby is also the grandchild o...

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Fri. May 20th 2016

Monday May 16, 2016 the Freeland Mason Lodge honored Freeland Fire Department and all Emergency Services for their endless co...

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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...
Sat. Mar 12th 2016
Freeland Fire Department were honored to attend the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Freeland today. 
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...
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