Recent Calls
Tue. Jul 28th 2015
Rescue Engine on the MVA in Foster

During the late afternoon Luzerne County dropped the box for a MVA at Eckley Miners Village. Foster rescue engine, White Have...

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Mon. Jul 27th 2015
Truck and Engine on the AFA in the Boro

During the late evening the station had a walk in who reported a smoke alarm sounding from a vacant home in the rear of the 7...

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Fri. Jul 24th 2015
Truck and Engine on the AFA in the Boro

During the mid morning hours Luzerne County dropped the local box for a reported AFA in the Freeland Municipal Authority Buil...

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Sun. Jul 26th 2015
Firefighter Completes Pump 1

During the past weekend Engineer Stan Quantance attended a PA Local Level Training Course Pumps 1 at PA Fire Acacemy in ...

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Thu. Jul 23rd 2015
Rescue Engine Back in Service

The rescue engine has returned to service after receiving some much needed body work at Swab. The "J" cab looks ver...

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Sat. Jul 18th 2015
White Haven Carnival - Continued

The truck, engine, and utility fully manned and attended the White Haven Fire Co. No. 1 Carnival and Parade this evening. As ...

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Sun. Jul 26th 2015
During the past weekend Engineer Stan Quantance attended a PA Local Level Training Course Pumps 1 at PA Fire Acacemy in  Lewistown. Stan came to the department with prior experience in firefighting from his past residence in Upstate New York. However in order to be an engineer he first needed t...
Thu. Jul 23rd 2015
The rescue engine has returned to service after receiving some much needed body work at Swab. The "J" cab looks very different with the  'belly band" being removed along with the "BFFD" in the reflective stripe. Swab did a considerable amount of work including rewor...
Sat. Jul 18th 2015
The truck, engine, and utility fully manned and attended the White Haven Fire Co. No. 1 Carnival and Parade this evening. As always a great time was had by all with good food, games, and beverages enjoyed by all. The department also did well taking home awards for best appearing in their respective ...
Tue. Jul 14th 2015
The annual carnival sponsored by the White Haven Fire Co. No. 1 is ongoing this week. Please support our good friends during this event which features great food, games, bingo, rides, and entertainment. Also the fire apparatus parade will be held on Friday, July 17, at 7:00 pm
Sun. Jul 12th 2015
FFD was well represented at the 40th. Annual Pump Primers at Harrisburg with both E53 and L57 being in attendance. Jarod Nolt (57) and Michael Whitzel (53) had both rigs cleaned up and shined up for the annual event which is held on the banks of the Susquehanna River. Both rigs also continued their ...
Sun. Jul 12th 2015
The First FFD Gun Raffle was awarded on July 4 with the following winners: Ed Appleman, Joe Moran, and Robert Au. President Larry Stepansky congratulated the winners and expressed the department's appreciation to Stan Quantance for chairing the effort
Sun. Jul 12th 2015
Freeland Mayor Ed Appleman and Borough Council recently recognized the efforts of FFD and Valley Regional firefighters during a fire on December 11, 2014, where a resident succumbed to his injuries. Honored were FFD Lieutenant Michael Radjavitch and firefighters James Darvell and Zack Montone and Va...
Mon. Jul 6th 2015
After years of not sponsoring a breakfast, FFD decided it was time to bring back an old stand by. This year's fund raiser was again well received by the citizens fo the Northside with all the great food being sold out buy the time the event concluded. President Larry Stepansky expressed his appr...
Mon. Jul 6th 2015
FFD has recently completed the PA Local level Training Course in Basic Fire Police. The course was instructed by PA Local Level Instructor Rob Hill. The informative class instructed the students in the necessary laws and regulations of fire police operations and also a hands on exercise where t...
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 ...
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