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Department Overview

The Livingston Volunteer Fire Department provides Livingston and the surrounding area with fire prevention, fire protection, medical first responders, rescue operations and hazardous material responses. The Department covers 250 square miles of property in its initial response area. The Department also provides mutual aid to the other ten departments in Polk County.

Ready, Set, Go

Livingston Volunteer Fire Department introduced "Ready, Set, Go" which is a voluntary assistance program to assist property owners with assessments of their property to reduce wildfires.

Training / Fire Training School

Throughout the year, members of the Department attended training at various locations to meet their continuing education requirements; the Department also provided fire prevention and fire safety programs to schools, civic groups and organizations throughout the County.

In February, the Department held its annual fire training school, attended by over 400 students and instructors from over 95 different fire departments throughout Texas.

Highlights of 2015

During 2015, the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD) celebrated 100 years of volunteer service to Livingston, Polk County and surrounding counties. A wreath-laying ceremony was held at LVFD Fire Station No.1 on August 23, 2015 and Chief Cochran presented a history of the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department. The 100th Anniversary Celebration was held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 and began with a fire apparatus and emergency vehicle parade through Livingston to the Livingston High School. The program included various presentations by speakers and elected officials and concluded with a roll call of deceased members and final honors in their memory. The Polk County Go Texan Committee prepared a catfish dinner with all the trimmings for those in attendance.

Calls Responded to in 2015

In 2015, the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department responded to 531 calls for service, including 249 inside the City and 282 outside the City.

2015 Fire Call Details

Type of Call City County
City County
Automatic Alarm 77 8
Bomb Threat 0 0
Car/Truck Fire 15 17
Commercial Building Fire 10 6
Control Burn 0 10
Dumpster Fire 2 0
Electrical Hazard 7 4
False Alarm 1 2
First Responder 8 18
Fumes/Vapor 16 2
Grass Fire 6 42
Hazardous Material 4 5
Jaws 10 28
Lake Rescue 0 0
Leak 10 0
Miscellaneous 0 1
Mobile Home/Trailer Fire 0 11
Rescue 8 2
Residential Fire 13 32
Search 0 0
Smoke in Building 2 1
Spill 4 3
Unauthorized Outside Burn 8 17
Woods/Forest Fire
Wreck 14 17
Total Fire Calls
249 282