Fire Prevention Education

A photo of a fully dressed firefighter surrounded by students during an educational event

The Lakeland Fire Department offers several free public education programs for both children and adults to help promote fire safety to the citizens of Lakeland. 

You can learn more about each program here and if you would like to request a program, complete our electronic request form.

School-Based Programs

Adult Programs

Smoke Alarms Go Beep

This program teaches children to recognize what happens when a smoke alarm goes off and what to do when it does. Children learn the importance of getting out and staying out when a smoke alarm is going off and to have a meeting place with their family in the case of an emergency.

Firefighters are Friends

This program is designed to familiarize children with firefighters and their protective gear. The goal is to create the perception of firefighters as friends and community helpers. Students will learn the pieces of protective gear and how they work to protect each firefighter.

Stop, Drop, and Roll

This program is designed to teach children what to do in a fire emergency, implementing the classic "Stop, Drop, and Roll" technique.

Meet and Greet with the Fire Engine

Firefighters come out with their engine to teach children a little about their "toolbox on wheels." Children can be introduced to the many tools found on a fire engine, and also includes a demonstration of the firefighter's bunker gear from our "Firefighters are Friends" program.

Fire Safety House

The LFD Safety House is available to visit schools located in the City of Lakeland to teach children and adults how to safely escape in the event of a fire. Additionally, participants will receive instruction in the proper use of 9-1-1. The Safety House is a mobile classroom setting that accommodates 25 students and lasts approximately 25-30 minutes.

*The LFD Safety House cannot operate in inclement weather.

Workplace Safety and Fire Extinguisher Basics

This program is designed to teach adults what to do in a workplace fire emergency, as well as to recognize possible fire hazards in the workplace and how to avoid them. We also have a demonstration of how to properly use a fire extinguisher.

Let's Retire Fire (55+)

At age 55+, older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires or falls compared to the rest of the population.This program focuses on the many causes of injury to older residents and how to prevent them.