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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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Commemorative Sculpture Dedication Ceremony

Fully Involved: What it means to be a Lakeland Firefighter

Do you know what it really means to be a Firefighter? Do you ever wonder if you have what it takes? Learn about an exciting career in the emergency response field directly from some of Lakeland's Firefighters. This film highlights the diverse work Firefighters do; it's so much more than just fighting fires! Through the Firefighter's personal stories, you'll also get to learn more about the Lakeland Fire Department and the rewards of serving the community.


Smoke Alarm Campaign at Citrus Center Colony 11/24/15

Structure Fire, March 30, 2015

New Heavy Rescue Truck 73

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Decorating for Christmas is always lots of fun, but you don't want that holiday joy to be ruined by careless decorating or easily preventable hazards in your home. Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Carefully decorating Christmas trees can help make your holidays safer. Here are some easy to follow safety tips from Firefighter Baldwin on behalf of the Lakeland Fire Department.

Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

The holidays are great time for family and friends and usually food brings them all together. Cooking up all that food can be dangerous, with home fires becoming more frequent across the United States around the holidays . Here are some fire safety tips from Firefighter Hendley on behalf of the entire Lakeland Fire Department. Have a happy (and safe) holiday season!

Turkey Frying Safety Tips

A southern favorite to enjoy at holiday meals is the deep fried turkey. However deep frying a turkey could be pretty dangerous if not done correctly. Be sure to follow these safety tips compliments of Firefighter Hendley on behalf of the Lakeland Fire Department.

Open House 2014 Video Recap

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.

Presentation to COL Commission: Overview of LFD's Education and Communication Strategy

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

Explorations V Exhibit Re-dedication Ceremony, September 19, 2014

You're Invited: Open House, Sat. Oct. 11, 2014

D/E Promotion Ceremony, July 25, 2014

Chief of Operations Doug Riley Provides an Overview of LFD, April 2014

LFD's Role in Sun 'n Fun 2014

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

Triple Lieutenant Promotion Ceremony, March 26, 2014

Chief's Present to the City Commissioners, March 17, 2014

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. 

Firefighters Visit LRMC Pediatrics Unit, February 21, 2014

New Firefighters Learn How Things are Done at LFD

Holiday Fire Safety Public Service Announcement from the Lakeland Fire Department

Station 7 Groundbreaking Ceremony, November 18, 2013

2013 Bells Across America Ceremony

Click here to view the Lakeland Fire Department's Bells Across America Fallen Firefighter Remembrance Ceremony in its entirety. 

Staying Safe During the Holidays

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.


Come one, come all to LFD's 2013 Open House!

2013 Back to School Safety Campaign