From the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department:
Sixteen Firefighters started their careers by lining up at attention in the morning at the LPFD Training Center located on Busch Road in Pleasanton. The first order of business for the new recruits was a welcoming and a setting of expectations by LPFD Fire Chief Jim Miguel and MOFD Fire Chief Randy Bradley.
From there, they began their 11-week training that will include topics such as structural and wildland firefighting, technical rescue, vehicle extrication and hazardous materials.
Most of the Academy will be held at the LPFD Training Center, but some of the training will be off-site at locations that house
specialty training equipment and instructors such as Camp Parks, the Chevron refinery in Richmond and San Francisco Fire Department’s Treasure Island training center.
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and the Moraga-Orinda Fire Department have partnered in providing training to our newest recruits in an effort create a more efficient and cost effective process that utilizes a regional approach to training, much as our organizations use in our daily providing of
service. Ten members of the Recruit Fire Academy were hired by the LPFD and six by MOFD for a total Academy of 16 members.
The recruits are scheduled to graduate on May 17, 2013.