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The Lakeland Fire Department is one busy place! In addition to the nearly 22,000 calls it responds to every year, the department stays busy by playing an active role in its community, keeping its skills sharp with regular training, and much, much more. Photos here chronicle events up to early 2014, however up to date and current photos are added on the department's social media sites.

Photos and Information are added daily to the department's Facebook and Twitter pages, so check those out for the most up to date media from the department. 

One Year Ceremonies, May 5, 6, and 7, 2014

The ceremonies held May 5,6, and 7, 2014 mark the completion of the Personal Qualification Standards that the department uses to vet only the finest candidates. This probationary period is designed to ensure that new additions live up to the department's standards and are cut out for this difficult line of work.

Triple Lieutenant Promotion Ceremony, March 26, 2014

Chris Farina, Dan Varner, and Jason Diaz were all promoted to Lieutenant on March 26, 2014 in a well attended ceremony. For more photos check out LFD's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LakelandFD .

One Year Ceremony, February 11, 2014

After successfully making it through LFD's rigorous hiring process, new hire orientation, and a year long probation period that includes multiple skills, physical abilities, and knowledge assessments, Firefighters Daniel Ivancevich and Alex Sanchez celebrated their transition from probationary to regular firefighters in the company of fellow firefighters and family.

Driver Engineer Dean Ayscue's Retirement Ceremony, December 17, 2013

Inspector Shannon Turbeville's Promotion Ceremony, December 4, 2013

Driver Engineer Steven Connors Promotion Ceremony, November 13, 2013

Driver Engineer Joel Brown's Retirement Ceremony, October 17, 2013

Battalion Chief Promotion Ceremony for Wayne Epperson, September 4, 2013

LFD Upper Brass Pose with Epperson
LFD Upper Brass Pose with Epperson
Epperson and his past crew mates
Epperson and his past crew mates
Epperson pinned by his wife
Epperson pinned by his wife
Presented Battalion Chief Helmet by Asst. Chief Hartzog
Presented Battalion Chief Helmet by Asst. Chief Hartzog
Lakeland Mayor Gow Fields and Wayne Epperson
Lakeland Mayor Gow Fields and Wayne Epperson
LFD Battalion Chiefs
LFD Battalion Chiefs
Bat. Chief Williams sharing some beautiful words to commemorate the moment
Bat. Chief Williams sharing some beautiful words to commemorate the moment
 
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