Become a Firefighter

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Become a Firefighter

The Road to a Career

Minimum Qualifications for the LPFD

Education:  High school graduation, GED, or equivalent.

Licenses/Certificates: Possession of appropriate, valid California Driver's License and, when required, a valid Medical Examiner's Card must be maintained. Possession of a valid California Class B Driver’s License is required within 18 months of employment.


Current National Registry EMT or California equivalent and current CPR certification required at time of appointment

  • Experience:
    One year paid full-time firefighter experience; or, two years paid full-time firefighter experience in a seasonal agency; or, one year of recent experience (within the last three years) as a volunteer reserve, in good standing, with the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.


Valid National Registry EMT-P Certification or California Paramedic License Alameda County accreditation is required by completion of LPFD Academy.

  • Experience:
    One year of filed experience as a licensed Paramedic.

Fire Science programs exist in many Community Colleges, throughout the area including Las Positas, Los Medanos, Solano, Modesto and others. The requirements are similar in each. Although not often required for entry level hiring the increased experience and education provided by a Degree or Certification program will make a candidate more desirable.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:

City of Pleasanton's Human Resources Department
123 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 931-5048

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