Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department

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Coordinates: 37°40′0.24″N 121°51′25.91″W / 37.6667333°N 121.8571972°W / 37.6667333; -121.8571972

Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department
Agency Overview
Established 1996
Employees 103
Staffing Career
Facilities & Equipment
Engines 8
Trucks 2
EMS Level ALS

The Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) provides fire and advanced life support (ALS) services to the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton, California under the direction of Fire Chief James Miguel. LPFD is located in the east bay of Alameda County. It serves an estimated population of 163,000 (Including 80,968 in Livermore,[1] and 70,285 in Pleasanton)[1] over 44 square miles (110 km2) (23 square miles (60 km2) in Livermore, and 21 square miles (54 km2) in Pleasanton) with an operating budget of $26,600,000. In 2011 the LPFD responded to approximately 11,000 calls for service. The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 1974 represents its 112 members.

History[edit]

In 1996 the Livermore Fire Department and Pleasanton Fire Department consolidated, creating the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. Chief Stewart Gary was the first Fire Chief of the department. LPFD is organized under a joint powers authority (JPA) agreement with essential support services provided by the partner cities of Livermore and Pleasanton.

On July 1, 2010 Engine Company 10 was closed due to budget cuts. Six open positions were eliminated. Engine Company 8 up staffed from three to four Firefighters.

On February 23, 2011 Engine Company 10 reopened with the same level of staffing as it had when it was shut down last year. Engine company 8 downstaffed back to three Firefighters.

On March 1, 2011 all engine companies in the City of Livermore were downstaffed to three Firefighters. Truck Company 6 is the only remaining company in Livermore staffed with four Firefighters.

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department is home of the Centennial Light, a 110 year old incandescent lightbulb, and has spent much of its existence in the fire station. The 4 watt bulb was made in Shelby, Ohio by the Shelby Electric Company in 1901. It is currently illuminated, as the firefighters maintain and preserve the light bulb.

Operations[edit]

  • 10 Firehouses
  • 8 Engine Companies
  • 2 Truck Companies
  • 1 Battalion

Other specialized units[edit]

  • 2 Mobile Air and Light Units
  • 1 Hazardous Materials Unit
  • 2 Light duty rescue vehicles
  • 5 Type 3 Engines
  • 7 Type 4 Engines

Firehouses[edit]

  • Headquarters- 3560 Nevada Street, Pleasanton
  • Division of Training- 3301 Busch Road, Pleasanton
  • Engine 1- 3560 Nevada Street, Pleasanton
  • Engine 2- 6300 Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton
  • Truck 3- 3200 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton
  • Engine 4- 1600 Oak Vista Parkway, Pleasanton
  • Engine 5- 1200 Machado Place, Pleasanton
  • Truck 6- 4550 East Avenue, Livermore (busiest truck company)
  • Engine 7- 951 Rincon, Livermore (busiest engine company)
  • Engine 8- 5750 Scenic Avenue, Livermore
  • Engine 9- 1919 Cordoba Street, Livermore
  • Engine 10- 330 Airway Blvd, Livermore

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2010 US Census Data

External links[edit]

  1. Livermore Fire Dept. website
  2. Pleasanton Fire Dept. website
  3. 2007 Annual Report
  4. 2005 Annual Report
  5. Bay Area census data: Livermore
  6. Bay Area census data: Pleasanton
  7. List of Fire stations with addresses
  8. Census quick facts: Livermore
  9. Census quick facts: Pleasanton