Out of caution and as a preventative measure, the Lakeland Fire Department has canceled 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.
As much as the department loves to engage with the department, all public education programs, events, and station tours have been canceled. In the meantime, the department has created a Virtual Station Tour, featuring two of the department's firefighters, that will take you through all the ins and outs of Fire Station 1.
This is an alternative experience that was created particularly because our firefighters are repeatedly exposed to viral COVID-19 patients in their line of work, with a large call volume of over 26,000 calls per year. Thank you for your understanding as the department continues to face the Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation.
Lakeland Fire Department's Virtual Station Tour
Visiting the Fire Station:
All seven of Lakeland's fire stations are open to the public, Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Scheduling a guided tour is not required for individuals and small groups (six people or less). You are welcome to stop by to meet your community firefighters, learn more about the department, and to check out the department's apparatus and equipment.
For Groups (seven people or more):
Get an up-close look at the fire engines and the fire station to learn more about how firefighters live and respond to emergencies. You’ll learn more about the special gear the firefighters wear to fight fires and how they use their equipment to effectively help in medical emergencies and fire incidents.
Groups are typically invited to visit Station 1, located at 701 East Main Street, but tours at other station locations can be arranged. Tours last approximately 40-60 minutes.
Complete the Requesting a Program form to schedule your tour.