The Administration Division takes the lead role in managing the organization's overall members, budget, programs, and services.
The organization uses a joint powers authority (JPA) model with essential support services provided by the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton. This partnership promotes more efficient administration and effective delivery of life-safety services without the additional overhead of a completely independent JPA agency. Under this model, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department's organization plan included the JPA Board of Directors, which is a subcommittee of both City Councils to understand fire and emergency medical service issues in depth. In this joint consensus partnership, both cities have equal influence.
The JPA Board, combined with the joint budget, provides an effective tool in maximizing the delivery of fire services, controlling costs, and maintaining local control in determining service levels.