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LFD at LRMC to Brighten Children's Day!

Our amazing firefighters, officers, and staff took a road trip this morning to spend time with some of the precious children at Lakeland Regional Medical Center's Pediatric Unit. Sparky the Fire Dog was there to lift spirits and hand out toys and some the of children came out to paint and read books with firefighters. These visits ,by LFD staff so committed to serving its community, are scheduled to continue throughout the year to bring some added joy to these young patients. * Permission was received from families for the use of these photos *

Lakeland's Martin Luther King Day Parade, January 18, 2014

The Lakeland Fire Department participated in Lakeland's Martin Luther King Day Parade, held on Saturday, January 18, 2014. A great group of firefighters, lieutenants, and chiefs turned out to pay homage to the civil rights leader and share in the celebration with the community they serve.
A great turn out of LFD firefighters for the 2014 MLK parade
A great turn out of LFD firefighters for the 2014 MLK parade
Battalion Chief James Niblack
Battalion Chief James Niblack
Remembering Retired Fire Marshall Larry Riles, who passed a few weeks before the parade.
Remembering Retired Fire Marshall Larry Riles, who passed a few weeks before the parade.
Jonathan Beale and D/E Jose Virgen
Jonathan Beale and D/E Jose Virgen
Assistant Chief Riley, Fire Chief Ballard, and City Commissioner Walker
Assistant Chief Riley, Fire Chief Ballard, and City Commissioner Walker
FF Brandon and Lt. Mike Dougherty, Lt. Lawrence, FF Beale, D/E Virgen
FF Brandon and Lt. Mike Dougherty, Lt. Lawrence, FF Beale, D/E Virgen
FF Taylor Riley
FF Taylor Riley
D/E Curtis Giles driving Tower 15 during the parade
D/E Curtis Giles driving Tower 15 during the parade
 
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Donation of Stuffed Toys by Abuelo's, December 23, 2014

Abuelo's Restaurant donated over 100 stuffed Peanut characters to the Lakeland Fire Department as part of their annual holiday campaign. The stuffed toys are used to comfort young children at fire and accident scenes and used for outreach campaigns. Thank you to Abuelo's from the LFD.

Wreaths Across America, December 14, 2013

Chief Ballard represented the Lakeland Fire Department at the 2013 Wreaths Across America Rally. The event which honors veterans by laying wreaths at their grave sites for the holidays is an event heavily participated in by firefighters.
Chief Ballard Participating in 2013 Wreath Laying Rally
Chief Ballard Participating in 2013 Wreath Laying Rally
Volunteers, including Chief Ballard's Wife Karen, unloading wreaths
Volunteers, including Chief Ballard's Wife Karen, unloading wreaths
 
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Lakeland Christmas Parade, December 6, 2013

LFD at Lakeland Honor Flight Reception for WWII Veterans, November 12, 2013

Lakeland Veterans Day Parade, November 9, 2013

LFD Rewards Straight A Students with a Special Visit at Kiwanis "A" Terrific Kids Luncheon, November 2013

Fire Safety Proclamation At City Hall

Fire Safety Week Proclamation Being Presented by Mayor Gow Fields
Fire Safety Week Proclamation Being Presented by Mayor Gow Fields
 
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Back to School Safety Campaign, August 15 - 21, 2013

Blake Academy
Blake Academy
Blake Academy
Blake Academy
Dixieland Elem.
Dixieland Elem.
Cleveland Court Elem.
Cleveland Court Elem.
Southwest Elem.
Southwest Elem.
Southwest Elem.
Southwest Elem.
Dixieland Elem.
Dixieland Elem.
South McKeel
South McKeel
McKeel Central Elem.
McKeel Central Elem.
South McKeel
South McKeel
North Lakeland Elem.
North Lakeland Elem.
North Lakeland Elem.
North Lakeland Elem.
He had a 50% chance of getting it right. D/E Jose Sanchez captures a confused FF Taylor Riley.
He had a 50% chance of getting it right. D/E Jose Sanchez captures a confused FF Taylor Riley.
North Lakeland Elem.
North Lakeland Elem.
Rochelle School of the Arts
Rochelle School of the Arts
Jesse Keen Elem.
Jesse Keen Elem.
Phillip O'Brien Elem.
Phillip O'Brien Elem.
McKeel Central Elem.
McKeel Central Elem.
Lincoln Academy
Lincoln Academy
Sleepy Hill Elem.
Sleepy Hill Elem.
 
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