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Fire Prevention Education


A photo of a fully dressed firefighter surrounded by students during an educational event

The Lakeland Fire Department offers several free public education programs for both children and adults to help promote fire safety to the citizens of Lakeland. 

You can learn more about each program here and if you would like to request a program, complete our electronic request form.

School-Based Programs

Adult Programs

Smoke Alarms Go Beep (Pre-K - Kindergarten)

This program teaches children to recognize what happens when a smoke alarm goes off and what to do when it does. Children learn the importance of getting out and staying out when a smoke alarm is going off and to have a meeting place with their family in the case of an emergency.

Friendly Firefighter (Pre-K - 5th Grade)

This program is designed to familiarize children with firefighters and their protective gear. The goal is to create the perception of firefighters as friends and community helpers. Students will learn the pieces of protective gear and how they work to protect each firefighter.

Stop, Drop, and Roll (1st - 3rd Grade)

This program is designed to teach children what to do in a fire emergency, implementing the classic "Stop, Drop, and Roll" technique.

Staying Safe At Home (1st - 3rd Grade)

This program is designed to teach children how to identify fire hazards, what to do when a fire emergency occurs, and how to safely escape.

Meet and Greet with the Fire Engine (All Ages)

Firefighters come out with their engine to teach children a little about their "toolbox on wheels." Children can be introduced to the many tools found on a fire engine, and also includes a demonstration of the firefighter's bunker gear from our "Firefighters are Friends" program.

College Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher Basics

This program is designed to teach college students how to prevent and prepare for a fire emergency. Specialized for Resident Assistants and Resident Directors, the presentation teaches them how to recognize safety hazards and how to organize an escape plan for their dormitories. We also have a demonstration of how to properly use a fire extinguisher.

Workplace Safety and Fire Extinguisher Basics

This program is designed to teach adults what to do in a workplace fire emergency, as well as to recognize possible fire hazards in the workplace and how to avoid them. We also have a demonstration of how to properly use a fire extinguisher.

Let's Retire Fire (55+)

At age 55+, older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires or falls compared to the rest of the population.This program focuses on the many causes of injury to older residents and how to prevent them.