Lakeland Fire Training Complex
The LFD sought a modern-day fire training complex that facilitated realistic learning environments and training simulations for its firefighting personnel. Aligning these health and safety initiatives with a state-of-the-art training facility, LDF hoped to train the most highly-qualified teams to respond to emergencies within the City of Lakeland. The decision was made to demolish the existing facility, except for the training tower, which was to be refurbished.
The design of the new classroom training building drew on the aesthetics and branding of the Fire Department, with cool neutral tones brightened by pops of red. The building features two indoor classrooms, a breakroom area, private offices, locker rooms, and restrooms. The new classroom building will prevent the department from needing to cancel trainings or drills due to intense heat, rain, or inclement weather.