Rescue: Emergency Medical Services


A picture of In-House Paramedic Training

In-House Paramedic Training

A picture of emergency medical care on scene.

Providing emergency medical care on scene.

A picture of one of the several medical training programs administered throughout the year to keep LFD responders on the forefront of providing the best care.

One of several medical training programs administered throughout the year to keep LFD responders on the forefront of providing the best care.

The Rescue Division is a subdivision of the Operations Division at the Lakeland Fire Department. The Lakeland Fire Department is classified as a non-transport fire department providing Advanced Life Support throughout its service delivery

area. Although not a transport department, LFD provides medical services throughout its service area with impressive response times thanks to the vicinity of the department’s stations to its service base and ability of its highly trained medical responders.

The Emergency Medical Services Division consists of 100 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), 71 Paramedics, three Rescue Captains, and a Rescue Chief. The approximately 17,500 medical calls that LFD responded to account for 77% of the department’s response, emphasizing the important role the division plays on the department’s overall operations. 

The Rescue Division ensures that the department’s Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics have all the equipment, training, support, and medical oversight necessary to provide the highest standard of emergency medical care to the citizens and visitors of Lakeland.