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City of Lake Wales, Florida Fire Department
LWFD
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Our Mission

Lake Wales Fire Station

The mission of the Lake Wales Fire Department is to protect the lives and property in our community from loss due to fire, medical emergencies, and other disasters through public education and awareness as well as fire suppression and rescue services. Caring about those we serve, we strive to provide the most efficient and highest quality services possible.

About the Department

The Lake Wales Fire Department provides fire and ALS rescue services. Lake Wales is 14 sq. miles with a population of 14,700. The departmentís service area also includes parts of unincorporated Polk County and is approximately 20 square miles.

The Lake Wales Fire Department is staffed by twenty-four line personnel, a Fire Marshal, a Fire Inspector and our Fire Chief, Joe Jenkins.

The department operates three engines, one ladder, one tanker, one rescue, one brush truck and one rescue boat out of two stations. The Lake Wales Fire Department responds to approximately 2,500 emergencies per year. In addition, the prevention department performs approximately 1,215 fire inspections annually.

Our main fire station is located in the Municipal Services Center at 253 West Central Avenue, just east of the U.S. 27 and Central Avenue intersection. Our second fire station is located at 600 Chalet Suzanne Road, just east of Eagle Ridge Mall.

We welcome you to visit each of our facilities. Our firefighters would be more than happy to take you on a tour of the stations and answer any questions you may have.


View our training video on YouTube
Lake Wales Firefighting Air Consumption Drill
Have the Courage to be Safe
Call 911
Druid Circle House Fire
Old Marion Nelson Funeral Home
Ghost Fire
Vehicle on side
Firefighter rapelling
Fully involved house
Van fire
Interior Fire
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