These are some photos we recently received from a Freeland resident.
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Below is a link to the Freeland Fire Department 2020 video. Special Thanks to James Darvel for putting the video together.
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 Certification along with completion of the NIMS series. This provides that the department is going to led by firefighters who worked diligently to expand their base of training and earn the opportunity to hold an officer position. Also as is FFD tradition no officer holds more than one o...
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 escort him around town to check in all the boys and girls.Mrs. Claus has asked us to keep Santa healthy, she asked all girls and boys to wear their masks, social distance and stay on their porches and waive to Santa as he rides past.Santa has to make his big run to make in a few days and cannot run the...
This year the Freeland Fire Department Annual Fund Drive is the most important one in the history of this solicitation. During recent times there has not been a period which has affected our ability to raise the funds needed to provide protection to those we serve like our current situation. 2020 has been a year like no other, one which has affected all of us in many different ways. The Department is no different in the challenges that all of us faced in the delivery of our mission. We are deali...
August 2020 Chicken BBQ was a great success and sell out. Thank You for everyone that purchased a ticket and supported your Fire Department.
Freeland Fire Department is holding our seasonal Chicken BBQ dinner on August 22nd. Dinner includes half of a chicken, baked potato and corn on the cob! If you would like to purchase dinner tickets call the station @ 570-636-3244 or contact any one of our firefighters. We thank you for your continuous support. All orders are Take out only and can be picked up at the Fire Station on Centre Street. All CDC Guidelines will be followed.
The winners of the Freeland Fire Department Summer Raffle are1st Prize Weber Genesis Grill, Grill Cover and Propane Tank. Ticket Number 299 R Thomas Freeland PA2nd Prize $200 Visa Gift Card . Ticket number 285 Michelle Kleinheinder Freeland PA3rd Prize $100 Visa Gift Card. Ticket number 263 Linda Prushinksi Nanticoke PA All the Freeland Fire Department members would like to Thank everyone that p...
2019 FREELAND FIRE DEPARTMENT YEAR END VIDEOSpecial thanks to James Darvell and Nick Heffelfinger for putting this video together Great Job. https://youtu.be/qP5oeIFQWso
Freeland Fire Department Officers:Sitting (left to right): Secretary Ashley Herring, President Larry Stepansky, Treasurer Sandra KuklisStanding: (left to right ): Captain Nick Heffelfinger, Deputy Chief Rich Lindsey, Chief Joseph J. Stepansky, Lieutenant James DarvellMissing: Chief Emeritus and Six County Delegate John "Jeff" Teliho, Vice President William Youmans, Assistant Chief Wilson MalloyAppointed officers by the Chief of the Department: Chief Engineer Cal Herring, Asst. Ch...
The Freeland Fire Department will be conducting it's first hoagie sale of the new year on Sunday, January 26. The hoagies are available in plain, onions, sweet peppers, and the works with the cost remaining at $4 each. Orders can be made to any firefighter or by calling the fire station at 570-636-3244 and leaving a message. Deliveries are available upon request. The department firefighters thank everyone for your support.
The membership of the Freeland Fire Department recently conveyed the status of Life Membership to four firefighters who have provided dedicated service to FFD. Jack Zeleznock, Zack Montone, Bill Youmans, and Stan Quaintance received their plaques from Chief Joe Stepansky and President Larry Stepansky. Congratulations on this well deserved honor. Your dedication has provided FFD to serve it's mission of providing progressive fire protection to the Northside.
Recently FFD held its Annual Meeting to elect officers for the 2020 term. This is the fourth year where FFD officers had to meet minimum requirements to hold their post and Firefighter 1 Pro Board Certification along with completion of the NIMS series. This provides that the department is going to led by firefighters who worked diligently to expand their base of training and earn the opportunity to hold an officer position. Also as is FFD tradition no officer holds more than one ...
On Friday December 6, 2019 Freeland Fire Department lost another brother firefighter The Very Rev. Gary Mensinger . Gary also known to all of us as Shultzy will be deeply missed. His funeral will be at St. Mary's Church on Fern Street in Freeland on Thursday December 12, 2019 the viewing is 8:30 am to 10:30 am and 10:30 am the funeral mass will start after the mass he will laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery. Fire Departments from the e...
Dan Bobby was a very dynamic officer of FFD after he became a member of the Citizens Hose in 1987. He worked hard to complete his Essentials program and responded on incidents with the intent of performing on scene in a very professional manner. He always made certain that our firefighters received their medical training and re-certifications. Dan served as a Safety Officer and Secretary of the Department. His greatest attribute was his commitment to the administration of the Department. After b...
1st Prize - Paul Gyurko Sr.2nd Prize - Adam Gerlach3rd Prize - Gary Andrews Jr. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone that supports the Department in our Fund Raising Support !
136 Engine, 136 Rescue, 136 Truck and 136 Utility were at the Freeland Elementary School for the annual fire prevention program. 275 students and 12 teachers in grades K thru 2 were given instructions what to do in case of a fire in their home, a gear demonstration and tour of the equipment was presented to everyone.
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Freeland Fire Department ISO Class 3
ISO is an acronym for Insurance Service Organization.
ISO rates fire departments on a scale of 1 through 10.
10 being the worst level of fire protection,and with 1 being the best.
ISO then publishes this rating to insurance carriers.
Many insurance companies use the ISO scale in determining rates for homeowner’s insurance.
As a matter of reference, out of 2,392 fire departments in Pennsylvania, only 155 are rated as Class 3. Also, only 16 departments are rated higher than 3.
Communities are rated from 1 -10 with one being the best and 10 allowing for no credit for fire service.
Statistical data on insurance losses bear out the relationship between excellent fire protection and low fire losses. By classifying a community’s ability to suppress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire protection services.
The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. By securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services.
The Freeland Fire Department is committed to saving lives and property by training firefighters, providing proper equipment, and an adequate supply of water provided by the Freeland Municipal Authority..
Members of the FFD and the FMA are understandably proud that their hard work has paid off.
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