Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department

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Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department
Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department.jpg
Operational area
Country  United States
State  California
Cities Livermore
Agency overview[1]
Annual calls 11,701 (2013)
Employees 121 (2015)
Annual budget $29,390,801 (2015)
Staffing Career
Fire chief Ruben Torres
EMS level ALS
IAFF 1974
Facilities and equipment[1]
Battalions 1
Stations 10
Engines 10
Quints 2
Wildland 6 - Type 4
2 - Type 3
Official website
IAFF website

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) provides fire suppression and emergency medical services to the neighboring cities of Livermore and Pleasanton, California.[2] The organization uses a joint powers authority (JPA) model with essential support services provided by both cities. This partnership promotes more efficient administration and effective delivery of services.[3]

Centennial Light[edit]

Main article: Centennial Light

The LPFD maintains the Centennial Light, the world's longest-lasting light bulb, Located at 4550 East Avenue in Livermore.[4] The department says that the bulb is at least 113 years old and has been turned off only a handful of times. Due to its longevity, the bulb has been noted by The Guinness Book of World Records, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, and General Electric.[5][6] It is often cited as evidence for the existence of planned obsolescence in later-produced light bulbs.[7]

USAR Task Force 4[edit]

The LPFD is a member of the California USAR Task Force 4 (CA-TF4) one of the eight FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces in the state.[8] The task force is based in Oakland and is sponsored by the Oakland Fire Department.

Stations and apparatus[edit]

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department has 10 fire stations spread across both Pleasanton and Livermore.[9]

City Engine Truck Wildland Other
1 Pleasanton Engine 91 Engine 491
2 Pleasanton Engine 92
3 Pleasanton Truck 93
4 Pleasanton Engine 94 Engine 394
5 Pleasanton Engine 95 Engine 495
6 Livermore Truck 96 Engine 496 Utility 96, Breathing Support 96
7 Livermore Engine 97 Engine 497
8 Livermore Engine 98 Engine 498
9 Livermore Engine 99 Engine 399 Battalion 9
10 Livermore Engine 90 Engine 490


  1. ^ a b "Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department FY 2015 Operating Budget". Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report". Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Administration". Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Century Light Bulb". National Public Radio. 2001-06-10. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
  5. ^ Longest burning light bulb, Guinness World Records 
  6. ^ "The Little Bulb That Could… and Does" (ARTICLE), VIA, retrieved January 27, 2007 .
  7. ^ Benca, Jeanine (February 6, 2011), "Tests shine light on the secret of the Livermore light bulb", Contra Costa Times .
  8. ^ "US&R Task Force Locations". FEMA. Retrieved August 28, 2006. 
  9. ^ "Fire & EMS Departments in Alameda County". CA Firefighters. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 

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