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Now Hiring: The Lakeland Fire Department is Looking for the Best

The Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) is excited to announce that it will be accepting applications to fill vacant firefighter positions starting November 15, 2015 through November 30, 2015. The firefighters to be hired will fill positions left by recent retirements. At minimum, six firefighters will be hired.

The Lakeland Fire Department offers competitive pay and benefits, extensive professional development, and is an established public safety leader in the region. As a result it is a highly desirable fire department to work for, often receiving hundreds of applications in a short window of time when vacancies are opened. More information about necessary qualifications, how to apply, and pay and benefits is available at http://www.lakelandgov.net/lfd. An employment brochure and a 25 minute video production “Fully Involved: What it means to be a Lakeland Firefighter” is also available at the Lakeland Fire Department website to provide prospective applicants more information about why they should apply.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at www.lakelandgov.net/employmentservices .

Applications are only accepted online.  Diverse applicants representative of Lakeland’s community that meet the firefighter employment requirements are strongly encouraged to apply. 

LFD utilizes the National Testing Network (NTN) and requires a Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) of all applicants. The City of Lakeland is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer.

More about the Lakeland Fire Department: 

Established in 1916, the Lakeland Fire Department has a rich history and will celebrate its centennial with 100 years of service as a career fire department in August 2016. The department has seven stations serving approximately 100,000 people in the City of Lakeland. The department has 170 employees, of which 150 are emergency response personnel. In 2015, the department responded to over 22,000 service calls in its 84 square-mile response area, which includes the city limits as well as portions of unincorporated Lakeland.

The department offers a wide range of services which includes heavy rescue, technical rescue, fire prevention, fire code enforcement, fire investigation, aircraft rescue and firefighting, and in-house fleet maintenance; all in addition to a high level of fire suppression and emergency medical response that the department is known for. The Lakeland Fire Department is also passionate about being an active participant in its community and consistently giving back through philanthropic efforts and through non-emergency services such as community outreach and preventative public education. 


Lakeland Fire Department is Accepting Applications to Fill 12 Firefighter Positions 

Lakeland, FL --- The Lakeland Fire Department is excited to announce that beginning April 1, 2014 through April 15, 2014 it will be accepting applications to fill 12 vacant firefighter positions. 

The firefighters to be hired will fill positions left by recent retirements and will help meet personnel needs for the department’s new Fire Station 7, projected to be operational by later this year. 

The Lakeland Fire Department offers competitive pay and benefits, extensive professional development, and is an established leader in public safety in the region. As a result it is a highly desirable fire department to work for. More information about what LFD offers its employees is available at www.lakelandgov.net/lfd. 

LFD utilizes the National Testing Network (NTN) and requires a Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) of all applicants. The City of Lakeland is a drug-free work place and equal opportunity employer. 

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at http://www.lakelandgov.net/employmentservices/EmploymentServices/JobOpportunities.aspx. Applications are only accepted online.