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Fire Safety Officer Class, 3/2/15, 3/9/15, 3/12/15, 3/16/15, FNSCA Building

SCBA/Scott PakTrack Training with Valley Regional, 3/19/15



Recent Calls
Sat. Feb 28th 2015
Fuel Leak in the Hill Section

Department was dispatched to School and Fern Street for anti-freeze leak from truck. Chief 136-3 arrived on scene along with ...

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Tue. Feb 24th 2015
Truck, Engine, Rescue Engine on the Structure Box in Alvington Section

During the late afternoon the structure box was dropped for a reported fire in single family residence in the 100 of Alvin St...

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Sun. Feb 22nd 2015

Early this evening Utility 136 was dispatched for a reported water leak in a residence in the 700 block of Main Street. The k...

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Wed. Feb 25th 2015
FFD Assisting FMA with Water Emergency

FFD personnel are manning the fire station during the State of Emergency in the Boro caused by the multiple freeze ups in the...

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Sun. Feb 15th 2015
Dedicated FFD Personnel Try to Stop the Leaks

For 4 years now FFD firefighters have been battling a leaking roof that is just getting progressively worse. Repairs have bee...

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Sun. Feb 15th 2015
FFD Attains Bronze Certification Level

FFD is proud to have been awarded Bronze Certification Level by the PA Office of Fire Commissioner. The department now boasts...

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Wed. Feb 25th 2015

FFD personnel are manning the fire station during the State of Emergency in the Boro caused by the multiple freeze ups in the water system due to the extremely frigid weather. The system has had many frozen main and lateral lines leaving many without domestic water. The station is being manned 24 ho

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Sun. Feb 15th 2015

For 4 years now FFD firefighters have been battling a leaking roof that is just getting progressively worse. Repairs have been made but only last a short time until another leak appears which starts the cycle up all over again. Falling ceiling tiles, tarps over apparatus and furniture, and buckets a

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Sun. Feb 15th 2015

FFD is proud to have been awarded Bronze Certification Level by the PA Office of Fire Commissioner. The department now boasts of 18 firefighters who have at a minimum Firefighter 1 Certification out of a total of 34 interior firefighters. This attainment of 50% FF1 provided the department the abilit

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Thu. Feb 12th 2015

2nd Annual Country for a Cure was held on January 31st at the Freeland Event Center. FFD provided Beverage support for a very successful event hosted by Past Mayor Tami Martin and Family with the assistance of the McAdoo Fire Department and Donald of course. The great news is that the event raised m

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Sun. Feb 8th 2015

Why is the rescue engine running all these incidents instead of the engine? Well it is quite simple. During the snow season the engine gets chained up in order to keep it prepared to handle incidents when the snow and ice storms hit the Northside. The rescue engine always is kept without c

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Thu. Feb 5th 2015

The truck and utility manned up and made the trip west to Hazle Station 1 for a session working with their door prop.  FDNY Lt. Chris Otto, Hazle Rescue Chief Jason Zoshak, and Hazle Lt. Justin "Roach Dizz" Zoshak reviewed the techniques and shared some tricks learned from the big cit

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Wed. Feb 4th 2015

With all the recent snow and more forecasted, Chief Joseph J. Stepansky requested all boro residents and businesses to assist in clearing the snow from the hydrants in their neighborhoods. In the past this program has been successful with many residents helping to make certains hydrants are accessib

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Wed. Feb 4th 2015

During the February meeting of the department, Past Citizen's Hose and FFD Chief John "Jeff" Teliho was elevated to the position of Chief Emeritus. This distinction has never been bestowed by the department and the only other officer to attain emeritus status was President Joseph L. Stepan

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Thu. Jan 29th 2015

During the past month five FFD firefighter completed Introduction to the Fire Service and Hazardous Materials Awareness at Hazleton City South Side Station. Both classed were instructed by HFD Deputy Chief Brian Mandak. Those completing the training were Engineer John Kanuck, Firefighters Stan Quant

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Wed. Jan 21st 2015

The Freeland American Legion Post 473 and VFW Post 5010 honored Deputy Chief Richard Lindsey and Firefighter Sarah Lindsey for their heoric efforts while performing a resuce of an elderly woman during a structure fire in the 700 block of Main St. The DC and his daughter were assigned to the engine c

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Attention Residents:

The Freeland Fire Dept. has been informed that borough residents have been approached by chimney cleaning services stating that the department has recommended them to service their chimney. The department does not recommend any specific contractor for chimney cleaning services and if any resident is approached for this work they should contact Freeland Police by calling 911. However as a matter of home maintenance every residence should have an annual heating system and chimney reviewed. The contractor is up to the individual property owner. If there are any questions please contact the station at 570-636-3244

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning


Burning any fuel produces carbon monoxide. This means any fuel-burning appliance in your home is a potential source. Poisoning comes from inhaling enough of the gas that it replaces oxygen in the blood.


Gas central heating, space heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, wood burning stoves, and water heaters are all leading sources of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide can escape if these devices leak or are poorly vented. Exhaust from a car parked in a closed garage can also be a source.

The Carbon Monoxide and Gas Safety Society says that on average, carbon monoxide poisoning kills 40 people a year and injures around 300. But it believes cases are under reported as there is no automatic testing for CO of people who die suddenly.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning

The initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu but without fever. They include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Irregular breathing.

If you have any of these symptoms -- and if you feel better when you go outside your home but the symptoms reappear once you're back inside -- you may have carbon monoxide poisoning.

If carbon monoxide poisoning is known or suspected:

  • Get out of the building or car where the carbon monoxide is present.
  • Keep still. (This will conserve oxygen in the blood, which is already at a low level because carbon monoxide has partially replaced it.)
  • It is important that you get treated right away. At the hospital, you will probably get oxygen therapy through a mask.

Call 911 immediately!!!!


Tips for preventing carbon monoxide poisoning


  • Install at least one smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm on every level of your home and near bedrooms. The alarm should meet the latest Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety standard and comply with local regulations for placement in the home.
  • Call a certified professional to inspect, clean, and tune up the central heating system and repair leaks.
  • Monitor appliances, chimneys, and vents for visible soot, rust, stains, blockage, or corrosion. Also have them inspected each year. When in use, make sure they vent properly to allow gas to escape from enclosed areas. Don't close the fireplace or damper before the fire is completely out.
  • Open flues when fireplaces are in use.
  • Hire a professional to clean your chimney at least once a year.
  • Make sure wood burning stoves comply with local regulations and meet current EPA emissions standards.
  • Burn only wood and be sure the wood stove is placed on an approved stove board to protect the floor from heat and embers.
  • Never use generators indoors or in crawl spaces.
  • Use proper fuel in space heaters.
  • Use space heaters in well-ventilated areas.
  • Don't use a gas kitchen oven to heat your home. Keep gas appliances properly adjusted and serviced.
  • Don't burn charcoal or use a grill indoors.
  • Don't use paint remover that has methylene chloride in it, especially when children are around. (Methylene chloride converts to carbon monoxide in the body.)
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