Video Celebrates Lkld Women Firefighters, Careers

This video went live Monday as Assistant Fire Chief Mike Williams was telling city commissioners that the Lakeland Fire Department is actively recruiting more women. With eight women firefighters, the force is 4.7 percent women, slightly above the national average of 4 percent but not good enough, Williams said. “We want to be better in all realms of this,” Williams said. “We believe these numbers are low because of a lack of awareness.” | Ledger coverage