Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department

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Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department
Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department new.jpg
Operational area
Country United States
State California
CitiesLivermore
Pleasanton
Agency overview[1]
Annual calls14,443 (2017)
Employees121 (2017)
Annual budget$36,720,370 (17/18)
StaffingCareer
Fire chiefRuben Torres
EMS levelALS
IAFF1974
Facilities and equipment[1]
Battalions1
Stations10
Engines8
Quints2
Rescues1
HAZMAT1
Wildland6 - Type 6
3 - Type 3
Website
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]

LPFD Station 6 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 117 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]

USAR Task Force 4[edit]

The LPFD has multiple members in the California USAR Task Force 4 (CA-TF4) one of the eight FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces in the state.[7] 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.[8]

City Engine Truck Wildland Other
1 Pleasanton Engine 91 Engine 691 Rescue Boat 91, UTV 91, Battalion 9
2 Pleasanton Engine 92 Engine 392 HAZMAT 92
3 Pleasanton Truck 93 Engine 693
4 Pleasanton Engine 94 Engine 394
5 Pleasanton Engine 95 Engine 695
6 Livermore Truck 96 Engine 696 Utility 96, Breathing Support 96
7 Livermore Engine 97 Engine 697
8 Livermore Engine 98 Engine 698
9 Livermore Engine 99 Engine 399
10 Livermore Engine 90 Engine 690
Engine 91
Truck 96 at Training Tower
Station 9

Firefighters Foundation[edit]

The Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation is a non-profit organization created to support injured and fallen firefighters, police, EMS personnel, and their families both locally and across the state.[9]

Dispatch[edit]

Communications and dispatch services are provided by the Alameda County Regional Emergency Communications Center (ACRECC) located at nearby Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department FY 2017-2018 Operating Budget". Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Annual Report". Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Administration". Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  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. ^ "US&R Task Force Locations". FEMA. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Fire & EMS Departments in Alameda County". CA Firefighters. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Mission Statement". Livermore – Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation. 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Fire Stations / Facilities". Alameda County Fire Department. 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019.

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