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Lakeland Fire Department Media Releases: 2016

August 25, 2016 National Award for Lakeland Firefighter 

August 11, 2016 Lakeland Firefighters Will Remind Motorist School is Back in Session for 7th Year in a Row 

August 10, 2016 LFD Will Celebrate Its Centennial Anniversary with Community Celebration August 13

July 28, 2016 New Pet Oxygen Masks Result of LFD / SPCA Florida  Partnership 

June 24, 2016 Lakeland Fire Department to Celebrate Its Centennial with Community Celebration on August 13

June 2, 2016 UPDATE: No Charges Being Filed on 3 Children Involved in Playground Fire at Westside Park

May 22, 2016 Structure Fire at 115 Riggins Street; Displaces 2 Individuals

May 11, 2016 Playground Equipment Destroyed by Fire at Westside Park

April 18, 2016 Lakeland Responders Prepare for the Worst with Disaster Preparedness 

April 7, 2016 Firefighter For a Day Experience For Local Boy 

April 4, 2016 Department Welcomes Eleven New Firefighters 

March 29, 2016 SUN ‘n FUN and Lakeland’s Firefighters Join Forces to Fight Muscular Dystrophy on April 8, 2016 

March 22, 2016 Celebrating 100 Years of Service 

March 17, 2016 Lakeland Professional Firefighters to Fill the Boot on March 20 at Tigertown 

March 9, 2016 Fire Marshal Alfred “Frank” Bass Retires and Fire Marshal Cheryl Edwards Hired in Historic Appointment. Ceremonies to Be Held for Both.

February 12, 2016 Lakeland Linder Regional Airport to Hold Fill-Scale Emergency Exercise; Lakeland Fire Department Participating and Leading Event  

January 25, 2016 UPDATE - Structure Fire at Bella Vista Manor. 1 Fatality, 3 Patients Transported

January 24, 2016 Fire at Bella Vista Manor 

January 21, 2016 Structure Fire at 1226 Deleon Way. Firefighters save 5 dogs. 

January 8, 2016 Live Fire Training at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport 


Lakeland Fire Department Media Releases: 2015

December 13, 2015 Firefighters Respond to Condominium Fire. Rescue One from Burning Unit. Find Deceased Person in Neighboring Unit.

December 7, 2015 Partnership Calendar For Sale to Help Lakeland's Rescued Animals

December 2, 2015 Commemorative Firefighter Sculpture to be Revealed December 8. All are Invited.

November 30, 2015 The Lakeland Fire Department Kicks Off Toy Drive for Lakeland's Children in Need

November 23, 2015 Lakeland Firefighters & American Red Cross Volunteers Will Install Smoke Alarms November 24 

November 16, 2015 Lakeland Receives New Fire Protection Rating; the Highest Achievable Level 

November 11, 2015 Fire Fatality at Citrus Center Colony 

September 22, 2015 LFD is Sponsoring Communi-Tea and Coffee events at all of its Stations to Mark Fire Safety Week

August 26, 2015 Lakeland Fire Department Responds to Commercial Building Fire 

August 24, 2015 Lakeland Firefighters Respond to Hazardous Materials Leak, Building Evacuated

August 20, 2015 Structure Fire: 4 Patients Transported. 1 Dog Received Care Through LFD/SPCA Partnership; First To Do So 

August 17, 2015 Lakeland Firefighters Will Remind Motorist School is Back in Session

July 27, 2015 Lakeland Fire Department and SPCA Florida Launch Partnership

July 23, 2015 Fire Chief Gary Ballard is President of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association

July 10, 2015 Rescue Boat Ceremony @  Lake Mirror 

June 30, 2015 The Lakeland Fire Department Reminds You to Celebrate Independence Day Safely

June 7, 2015 Two Structure Fires in 1 1/2 Time Frame 

May 27, 2015 Charging an Electric Golf Cart May Pose Unexpected Health Hazards

March 12, 2015 Vehicle Extrication on Kathleen Road Due. Wet Road Conditions a Possible Factor

March 9, 2015  Presenting the Department’s First Full Length Video Production: Fully Involved: What it means to be a Lakeland Firefighter

January 30, 2015 Lakeland Firefighters Will Be Hitting the Streets February 2 to Install Smoke Alarms Where Needed Most 

January 22, 2015 Plane Crash With Two Onboard Leads to Structure Fire; Explosive Chemicals Inside

January 5, 2015 Bringing in the New Year with a New Fire Station