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Community Programs


  • Free Smoke Alarms

    The Lakeland Fire Department proudly offers free smoke alarms to citizens in need, including those with hearing impairment or disabilities. Learn more about the program and if you qualify here. 

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    FOCUS Scholarship

    The F.O.C.U.S. Scholarship offers an opportunity of a lifetime. The scholarship covers 100% of the cost associated with becoming a certified firefighter. Learn more about the program, who qualifies, and how to apply here. 

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  • Medicine and Pill Disposal
    Medicine and Pill Disposal

    The Lakeland Police Department offers a safe and convenient way to dispose of household prescription medications. Residents can drop off unused or expired prescriptions in the special collection box located in the lobby that is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. LPD headquarters is located at 219 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801.  

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  • Sharps and Medical Waste

    Used sharps must be disposed of properly. The Lakeland Fire Department is NOT able to take possession of sharps containers or medication from private individuals for disposal. However, there are several community partners that can accept medical waste. Learn more here. 

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  • Firefighters Meet & Greet

    Our Firefighters love giving back to the community and sharing more about the many services offered by the department. Although often busy with heavy call volume, training, and other commitments, firefighters will attend select community events when possible. To request a meet and greet experience or another educational program, click here. 

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  • Safe Haven for Newborns

    All LFD fire stations are safe havens for newborns. Mothers, fathers, or whoever is in possession of a newborn is able to leave the newborn at a staffed fire rescue station anonymously and free from fear of prosecution. A newborn can be left at any LFD station or office. Click here for station locations.

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  • Blood Pressure Checks

    The Lakeland Fire Department offers free blood pressure checks at all of its fire stations. You can visit anytime between 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, seven days a week. Click here for fire station locations. 

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  • Car Seat Installation

    The Lakeland Fire Department does NOT offer car seat installation however, several area organizations do. Learn more here. 

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    Stop the Bleed

    Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Although the Lakeland Fire Department does not offer this training program, LFD community partner Lakeland Regional Health does. Click here for more information and class dates. The classes are free and designed for those who have little or no medical training, but who may be called upon to provide initial trauma care and bleeding control prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

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