Recent Calls
Thu. Apr 15th 2021
136 Engine and 136 Truck responded to the trailer court on Schwabe Street for a report of an explosion upon arrival it was un founded and all units returned to service.
Wed. Apr 14th 2021
136 Engine responded to an automatic fire alarm at the Freeland Elderly Apartments in the 200 block of Centre Street. Upon arrival it was determined to be a cooking incident and no fire.
Tue. Apr 13th 2021
136 Rescue responded to St. John's Road in Butler Twp to a reported structure fire.
Tue. Apr 13th 2021
136 Engine responded to the Freeland Elderly Apartments in the 500 block of Centre Street to assist EMS with a lift assist.
Sat. Apr 10th 2021
136 Station was dispatched for a possible structure fire in the area of Carbon and Adams Street. Upon arrival it was determined to be an open burn in Foster Twp and Foster Twp Fire Department were no...
News Headlines
Thu. Jan 21st 2021
Below is a link to the Freeland Fire Department 2020 video. Special Thanks to James Darvel for putting the video together.
Sun. Dec 27th 2020
Recently FFD held its Annual Meeting to elect officers for the 2021 term. This is the fifth year where FFD officers had to meet minimum requirements to hold their post and Firefighter 1 Pro Board Cer...
Sun. Dec 27th 2020
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These are some photos we recently received from a Freeland resident.
Thu. Dec 24th 2020
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Merry Christmas from all the members of the Freeland Fire Department and their families.
Sun. Dec 20th 2020
URGENT NEWS FROM THE NORTH POLE!!!!The Freeland Fire Department just got news from our inside person at the North Pole that Santa Claus is coming to town today and has asked the Fire Department to esc...
About Us

The Freeland Fire Department was formed upon a consolidation of the Freeland Citizens Hose Co. (1883) and the Fourth Ward Fire Co. (1899) in 1989. This consolidation was very progressive at that time since it was almost unheard of for fire companies to work together to improve fire protection to a community. This was a bold move for the two companies but the citizens have benefited due to the efficiencies produced ever since.

A Brief History of our Predecessors:

 The Citizens Station was originally located in the Borough Building which is currently the District Magistrate Office. In 1956 the Borough of Freeland constructed a combination streets department/fire station attached to the north side of borough building with the newly formed Freeland Northside Community Ambulance Association locating in the former station. In 1974 with the expansion of the fire department and the purchase of larger ambulances the streets department obtained another location and the station was renovated to house the apparatus of both organizations. The ambulance association has since constructed their own station.
The Fourth Ward Fire Co. was formed in an area referred to on the Northside as “the Hill”. It is the highest location in the borough and is still a challenge due to weather conditions and the extremely narrow streets. Due to the location of this neighborhood the residents formed a fire company to make certain that fire protection was provided to their homes and businesses. Their station was located at the corner of Lewis and Burton Sts. Due to tight access to the station the only apparatus housed there were the REO chemical wagon, the fire police vehicle, and later on, the utility. After the consolidation this building was disposed of.
The Freeland Fire Department Today:
The Freeland Fire Department provides fire protection to the Boroughs of Freeland and Jeddo and responds on many regional municipalities’ box alarms. Our services include engine and truck company operation, basic vehicle extrication, assistance when requested to the Freeland Northside Community Ambulance Association, and any other emergency where our services will assist the citizens and businesses of our and regional municipalities
The membership is continually striving to provide the best possible fire protection. The firefighters maintain minimum training standards in order to make certain that they can be knowledgeable in the latest fire protection tactics and strategies. Apparatus is continually being evaluated so that it will perform as expected in the event of an emergency and replacements are sought that are cost effective. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is always being evaluated so that the department firefighters are provided with PPE that will assist them in performing their tasks as safely as possible
The Department takes extreme pride in what has been accomplished in the over 135 years of its existence. It also continually  looks to the future in the ongoing process of continuing its legacy of providing quality fire protection

 


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