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Radio Interview: October 5, 2013
LFD's Janel Vasallo sat down with Hall Communications' Andrea Oliver to discuss important holiday fire safety tips, as well as to discuss up and coming events sponsored by the department.
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This video highlights all of the fun had at the Lakeland Fire Department's 2014 Open House event. The event hosted nearly 3,000 community members and featured live demonstrations, fire safety presentations, giveaways, community partners, and much more.
The event was captured and presented wonderfully in this stunning short video produced by Cole Wheelis and his production company Redvision Films.
The department presents to the City of Lakeland Commission every first Monday in October in honor of National Fire Prevention Week. In 2014, the department presented an overview of its education and communication strategy. Video of the presentation is available here.
LFD and other emergency responders' work at Sun ' N Fun garnered a lot of attention. Check out this story by local NBC affiliate Channel 8 featuring LFD's very own Battalion Chief Jeff Wharton.
Click Here: Crews ready for any emergency at Lakeland's Sun n' Fun
Fire Chief Gary Ballard and Training Chief John Almskog recently presented on the department's recent Insurance Services Office Public Protection Rating improvement, as well as the progress of Station 7's construction at the March 17, 2014 Commission Meeting. Check out their presentation at the meeting here.
Click here to view the Lakeland Fire Department's Bells Across America Fallen Firefighter Remembrance Ceremony in its entirety.
This time of year is full of fun, festivities, decorations, and joy but it also a time when the incidence of fire increases. The Lakeland Fire Department wants everyone to enjoy a safe and happy holiday season. To ensure that happens, the LFD encourages everyone to follow these quick and simple holiday safety tips.