Lakeland Fire Department hiring new firefighters


LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) — The Lakeland Fire Department will be accepting applications for new firefighters starting September 30 through October 15 to fill positions created by recent promotions and retirements.

At least ten firefighters will be hired, the department says.

“The Lakeland Fire Department offers competitive pay and benefits, extensive professional development, and is an established public safety leader in the region. As a result, it is a highly desirable fire department to work for, often receiving hundreds of applications in a short window of time when vacancies are opened,” the press release states.

More information about necessary qualifications, how to apply, and pay and benefits is available at

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at Applications are only accepted online. Diverse applicants representative of Lakeland’s community, that meet the firefighter employment requirements, are encouraged to apply.

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