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Dedicated Firefighters

Leaders in Emergency Medicine

Experienced Prevention and Safety Professionals

Active and Engaged Participants in Our Community

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. 

Featured Department News

All Department Media Releases Available Here

  • Driver Engineer Harvey Ries photographed with his award, flanked by Fire Chief Douglas E. Riley and Assistant Chief Michael Williams.

    Driver/Engineer Harvey Ries is LFD's 2019 Firefighter of the Year

    Congratulations to Driver/Engineer Harvey Ries! He is the Lakeland Fire Department's Firefighter of the Year (2019), as recognized by the Lakeland Knights of Columbus.This is the first of several community awards presented in the first quarter of the year to First Responders in Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement for performing heroic acts of service, on and off-duty. Harvey was nominated and subsequently won the award for his heroic efforts during a car accident with multiple patients, while off-duty.

  • Exhausted Firefighter, kneeling, after Structure Fire

    Lakeland Fire Department Providing Training to Address Rising Mental Health and Suicide Concerns in the Fire Service

    The Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) will be hosting mental health and wellness Peer Support training for firefighters on Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Fire Station 7. Depression, increased rates of suicide, and other symptoms of mental health trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), are leading health issues for firefighters in today’s fire service. 

  • 2018 LFD SPCA Calendar

    2019 Lakeland Firefighter Calendar to Benefit SPCA Florida Now on Sale

    Lakeland, FL (October 18, 2018) | For the fourth year in a row, the Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) and SPCA Florida proudly present its Rescued Pets Calendar! 

  • LFD Group Pic with Governor Scott

    Update: More Lakeland Firefighters Sent to Relieve USAR Team

    Lakeland, FL (October 17, 2018) | Six Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR) Technical Rescue Team 421 (TRT 421) members have been deployed in the Florida panhandle since October 10, 2018 assisting in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. 

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