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Dedicated Firefighters

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Leaders in Emergency Medicine

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Experienced Prevention and Safety Professionals

There For You When You Need Us Most

The Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) works diligently to live up to the City of Lakeland’s values and to fulfill the department’s mission and vision.  LFD is made up of an incredibly dedicated and diverse group of people who consistently display a professional commitment to protect the life and property of Lakeland’s citizenry and visitors.

It is LFD’s duty to provide professional, compassionate, and respectful emergency services to anyone in need. The Lakeland Fire Department is proud to be an Insurance Services Office Class 1 department, the highest achievable rating. This rating is thanks to the quality, coverage, services, and preventative measures taken by the department. The ISO 1 rating also affords the community with peace of mind and lower insurance rates. 

LFD provides multiple services, including: fire suppression, non-transport Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services response, fire inspections and investigations, plans review, and community outreach.  LFD is also very dynamic in that it has a Technical Rescue Team offering rescue service in confined spaces, trench, high angle, building collapse and vehicle or machinery entrapment. Additionally, the department also provides Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) protection at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland’s regional airport.

You’re invited to explore the website and become more familiar with the department’s several divisions while gaining a greater appreciation for the quality and professionalism of the people that make it possible.


To be the best public safety organization focused on providing superior service


Ensure the health, safety, and well being of our community through servant leadership in a positive organizational culture.


To perform my duty with honor, integrity, and trust. 


Everyone goes home. 



  • Training Captain Matt Brown is Mr. Central Florida Contestant

    The Lakeland Fire Department is proud to announce that its Training Captain, Matt Brown, is a contestant in the Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center's Mr. Central Florida Contest! The fundraising event helps support the  work the Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center does for the hearing impaired in the City of Lakeland. 

  • Post-Hurricane Debris Collection and Disposal

    Hurricane Irma downed many trees and created a lot of yard waste. As residents clean up their properties and neighborhoods, it is important to know how to properly and safely dispose of all that garbage. Read here for more information about several options. Burning not being one of them, as it is strictly prohibited in City of Lakeland limits.  

  • Kitchen Fire at 1202 Edgewater Drive - Hurricane Related

    Lakeland, FL (September 14, 2017) The Lakeland Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1202 Edgewater Drive at approximately 1:40 PM on Thursday, September 14, 2017. There was heavy smoke showing upon firefighters’ arrival. The fire began in the kitchen of the home but was quickly extinguished by firefighters and contained to the kitchen. There was extensive smoke damage throughout the home. 

  • Lakeland Fire Department's Hurricane Response

    Lakeland, FL (September 8, 2017) – The Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) is prepared for the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma. The department has activated its Emergency Response Hurricane Plan. Its leadership team has been meeting over the past three days, and will continue to do so through the storm, to ensure that the department is ready and able to respond to the needs of Lakeland’s citizens.

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Golf for a Good Cause

Honoring Veterans and First Responders

The Lakeland Fire Department and the Polk County Veterans' Council is proud to present its first annual charity golf tournament. All proceeds from the event will benefit the F.O.C.U.S. Scholarship Fund and Lakeland's Veterans Park

Learn more about this great event and register to participate here. 


Join us on October 14 for Open House

You’re invited to the Lakeland Fire Department’s annual Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2017. 

The event runs from 10 AM through 2PM at Fire Station #1 located in downtown Lakeland at 701 E Main St., off of beautiful Lake Mirror. 
This free and fun event to celebrate national Fire Prevention Week is a great way to learn more about fire safety and get to better know the Lakeland Fire Department. 

Learn more about the event here. 

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