Media Releases


You can view and download media releases published by the department here. The department has been archiving its media releases on its website since 2013. 

2016

December 15, 2016: Photo Opportunity: Toy Drive Toy Delivery to Charities 

November 23, 2016: New Particle Filtering Hoods Being Used by Lakeland Firefighters to Combat Cancer Risk

November 12, 2016 2017: LFD Calendar to Benefit SPCA Florida

November 4, 2016: Season of Giving: Lakeland Fire Department Toy Drive Starts November 7

October 28, 2016: Fire at 1510 Ariana Street Caused by Smoking While Using Medical Oxygen 

September 15, 2016: Hiring Opens September 30 - October 15, 2016

September 7, 2016: Lakeland Public Safety Agencies Team Up to Keep 911 for Emergencies

August 25, 2016: National Award for Lakeland Firefighter

August 11, 2016: Lakeland Firefighters Will Remind Motorist School is Back in Session for 7th Year in a Row

August 10, 2016: LFD Will Celebrate Its Centennial Anniversary with Community Celebration August 13

July 28, 2016: New Pet Oxygen Masks Result of LFD / SPCA Florida  Partnership

June 24, 2016: Lakeland Fire Department to Celebrate Its Centennial with Community Celebration on August 13

June 2, 2016: UPDATE: No Charges Being Filed on 3 Children Involved in Playground Fire at Westside Park

May 22, 2016: Structure Fire at 115 Riggins Street; Displaces 2 Individuals

May 11, 2016: Playground Equipment Destroyed by Fire at Westside Park

April 18, 2016: Lakeland Responders Prepare for the Worst with Disaster Preparedness

April 7, 2016: Firefighter For a Day Experience For Local Boy

April 4, 2016: Department Welcomes Eleven New Firefighters

March 29, 2016: SUN ‘n FUN and Lakeland’s Firefighters Join Forces to Fight Muscular Dystrophy on April 8, 2016

March 22, 2016: Celebrating 100 Years of Service

March 17, 2016: Lakeland Professional Firefighters to Fill the Boot on March 20 at Tigertown

March 9, 2016: Fire Marshal Alfred “Frank” Bass Retires and Fire Marshal Cheryl Edwards Hired in Historic Appointment. Ceremonies to Be Held for Both.

February 12, 2016: Lakeland Linder Regional Airport to Hold Fill-Scale Emergency Exercise; Lakeland Fire Department Participating and Leading Event

January 25, 2016: UPDATE - Structure Fire at Bella Vista Manor. 1 Fatality, 3 Patients Transported

January 24, 2016: Fire at Bella Vista Manor

January 21, 2016: Structure Fire at 1226 Deleon Way. Firefighters save 5 dogs.

January 8, 2016: Live Fire Training at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport 

2015

December 13, 2015: Firefighters Respond to Condominium Fire. Rescue One from Burning Unit. Find Deceased Person in Neighboring Unit.

December 7, 2015: Partnership Calendar For Sale to Help Lakeland's Rescued Animals

December 2, 2015: Commemorative Firefighter Sculpture to be Revealed December 8. All are Invited.

November 30, 2015: The Lakeland Fire Department Kicks Off Toy Drive for Lakeland's Children in Need

November 23, 2015: Lakeland Firefighters & American Red Cross Volunteers Will Install Smoke Alarms November 24

November 16, 2015: Lakeland Receives New Fire Protection Rating; the Highest Achievable Level

November 11, 2015: Fire Fatality at Citrus Center Colony

September 22, 2015: LFD is Sponsoring Communi-Tea and Coffee events at all of its Stations to Mark Fire Safety Week

August 26, 2015: Lakeland Fire Department Responds to Commercial Building Fire

August 24, 2015: Lakeland Firefighters Respond to Hazardous Materials Leak, Building Evacuated

August 20, 2015: Structure Fire: 4 Patients Transported. 1 Dog Received Care Through LFD/SPCA Partnership; First To Do So

August 17, 2015: Lakeland Firefighters Will Remind Motorist School is Back in Session

July 27, 2015: Lakeland Fire Department and SPCA Florida Launch Partnership

July 23, 2015: Fire Chief Gary Ballard is President of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association

July 10, 2015: Rescue Boat Ceremony @  Lake Mirror

June 30, 2015: The Lakeland Fire Department Reminds You to Celebrate Independence Day Safely

June 7, 2015: Two Structure Fires in 1 1/2 Time Frame

May 27, 2015: Charging an Electric Golf Cart May Pose Unexpected Health Hazards

March 12, 2015: Vehicle Extrication on Kathleen Road Due. Wet Road Conditions a Possible Factor

March 9, 2015: Presenting the Department’s First Full Length Video Production: Fully Involved: What it means to be a Lakeland Firefighter

January 30, 2015: Lakeland Firefighters Will Be Hitting the Streets February 2 to Install Smoke Alarms Where Needed Most

January 22, 2015 Plane Crash With Two Onboard Leads to Structure Fire; Explosive Chemicals Inside

January 5, 2015 Bringing in the New Year with a New Fire Station