Longview Fire Department provides an array of services to the citizens of Longview. Currently, LFD consists of 172 full-time authorized positions, 163 of which are uniformed personnel. To accommodate the department’s Apprenticeship Program, LFD also maintains 6 approved “Overhire” positions for the purpose of reducing overtime costs as well as sustaining adequate staffing for operational needs. The addition of these 6 positions accounts for the department’s 178 actual personnel; 169 uniformed, 9 civilian. We operate out of 8 fire stations strategically located throughout Longview, as well as a designated Fire Training Center. LFD has 3 rotating shifts - A, B, C; therefore, all shift personnel work a 24 hour on-duty, 48 hours off-duty schedule. The number of employees assigned to each station varies with the size of the station and the apparatus located there. Current annual call volume is approximately 16,000 emergency service calls.