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Dedicated Firefighters

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Leaders in Emergency Medicine

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Experienced Prevention and Safety Professionals

There For You When You Need Us Most

The Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) works diligently to live up to the City of Lakeland’s values and to fulfill the department’s mission and vision.  LFD is made up of an incredibly dedicated and diverse group of people who consistently display a professional commitment to protect the life and property of Lakeland’s citizenry and visitors.

It is LFD’s duty to provide professional, compassionate, and respectful emergency services to anyone in need. The Lakeland Fire Department is proud to be an Insurance Services Office Class 1 department, the highest achievable rating. This rating is thanks to the quality, coverage, services, and preventative measures taken by the department. The ISO 1 rating also affords the community with peace of mind and lower insurance rates. 

LFD provides multiple services, including: fire suppression, non-transport Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services response, fire inspections and investigations, plans review, and community outreach.  LFD is also very dynamic in that it has a Technical Rescue Team offering rescue service in confined spaces, trench, high angle, building collapse and vehicle or machinery entrapment. Additionally, the department also provides Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) protection at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland’s regional airport.

You’re invited to explore the website and become more familiar with the department’s several divisions while gaining a greater appreciation for the quality and professionalism of the people that make it possible.


To be the best public safety organization focused on providing superior service


Ensure the health, safety, and well being of our community through servant leadership in a positive organizational culture.


To perform my duty with honor, integrity, and trust. 


Everyone goes home. 



  • Accepting Applications for Firefighters November 1 - 30, 2017

    The Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) is excited to announce that it will be accepting applications to fill vacant firefighter positions starting November 1 through November 30, 2017. The firefighters to be hired will fill positions created by recent promotions and retirements. At minimum, five firefighters will be hired.

  • Training Captain Matt Brown is Mr. Central Florida Contestant

    The Lakeland Fire Department is proud to announce that its Training Captain, Matt Brown, is a contestant in the Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center's Mr. Central Florida Contest! The fundraising event helps support the  work the Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center does for the hearing impaired in the City of Lakeland. 

  • Post-Hurricane Debris Collection and Disposal

    Hurricane Irma downed many trees and created a lot of yard waste. As residents clean up their properties and neighborhoods, it is important to know how to properly and safely dispose of all that garbage. Read here for more information about several options. Burning not being one of them, as it is strictly prohibited in City of Lakeland limits.  

  • Kitchen Fire at 1202 Edgewater Drive - Hurricane Related

    Lakeland, FL (September 14, 2017) The Lakeland Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1202 Edgewater Drive at approximately 1:40 PM on Thursday, September 14, 2017. There was heavy smoke showing upon firefighters’ arrival. The fire began in the kitchen of the home but was quickly extinguished by firefighters and contained to the kitchen. There was extensive smoke damage throughout the home. 

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