Fire

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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.

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 will hold its annual fire training school.  This training event is attended by over 400 students and instructors from over 95 different fire departments throughout Texas.

Calls Responded to in 2017


In 2017, the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department responded to 587 calls for service, including 268 inside the City and 319 outside the City.

2017 Fire Call Details

Type of Call City County
City County
Automatic Alarm 102 27
Commercial Building Fire
13 8
Residential Fire 9 31
Mobile Home/Trailer Fire 0 5
Car/Truck Fire 7 25
Control Burn 1 7
Unauthorized Outside Burn 17 3
Grass Fire 5 31
Woods/Forest Fire 3 43
Dumpster Fire 0 1
Smoke in Building 2 0
First Responder 28 59
Jaws 9 24
Wreck 13 21
Bomb Threat 0 0
Search 4 2
Rescue 3 6
Lake Rescue 2 0
Hazardous Material 10 6
Electrical Hazard 2 1
Fumes/Vapor 7 6
Leak 5 1
Spill 4 0
False Alarm 1 3
Miscellaneous 0 2
Assists 21 7
Total Fire Calls
268 319