Out of caution and as a preventative measure, the Lakeland Fire Department has cancelled all of its public education programs, events, and station tours. No new programs will be scheduled for the foreseeable future, as we continue to take steps to avoid further risk of transmission.
Additionally, visitors are discouraged at all seven of the department's fire stations. There will be no station tours allowed during this period.
We appreciate your understanding and assistance as we all deal with the evolving Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation.
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.
The following programs take place at your location unless otherwise requested or specified.
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.
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.
This program is designed to teach children how to identify fire hazards, what to do when a fire emergency occurs, and how to use the "Stop, Drop, and Roll" method.
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 "Friendly Firefighter" program.
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.
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.
Our Communication and Education Assistant teaching
children about smoke alarms
Firefighters showing a group of students a Fire Truck
Teaching how to properly use a fire extinguisher