Accepting Applications for Firefighters November 1 - 30, 2017


Now Hiring

The Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) is excited to announce that it will be accepting applications to fill vacant firefighter positions starting November 1 through November 30, 2017. The firefighters to be hired will fill positions created by recent promotions and retirements. At minimum, five 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 www.lakelandgov.net/lfd. An employment brochure, a 25-minute video production “Fully Involved: What it means to be a Lakeland Firefighter”, and department annual reports are 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:

The Lakeland Fire Department was established as a career-department in 1916. The department has seven stations serving approximately 100,000+ people in the City of Lakeland. The department has 171 employees, of which 150 are emergency response personnel. In 2016, the department responded to over 24,500 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 fire suppression and emergency medical response. 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.