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.
Lakeland Fire Department Hiring Firefighters September 4 - 28, 2018
The Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) is excited to announce that it will be accepting applications to fill vacant firefighter positions September 4 through September 28, 2018. The firefighters to be hired will fill positions created by recent promotions and retirements.
Lakeland Fire Department Recognizes Community Effort in Lake Morton Plaza Fire
The Lakeland Fire Department, on behalf of the City of Lakeland, made a special presentation at Monday, August 20, 2018 Commission Meeting. The department recognized the dozens of community partners that gave a helping hand during a fire and subsequent evacuation at independent and assisted living facility Lake Morton Plaza.
Fire Inspection Fee Changes Take Effect July 1, 2018; More Equitable for Lakeland Area Businesses
The Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) is establishing a new fee structure for the routine fire inspections that its Prevention Division performs to maintain fire and life safety in the City of Lakeland.
Fire Prevention Division Now Offering Extended Hours for Better Customer Service
The Lakeland Fire Department’s (LFD) Fire Prevention Division, responsible for fire inspections, permitting, fire investigations, and plans review, will now have Fire Inspectors available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. These extended hours will benefit Lakeland’s contractors and business owners by offering additional hours of customer service, at no additional expense.