From the City of Pleasanton:
Deputy Chief Jane Moorhead is retiring from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department after almost 18 years of service with LPFD. In total, Moorhead retires after almost 34 years of public service.
A Bay Area Native, Moorhead grew up in Oakland and attended Oakland High School and went on to complete a B.S. in Forestry at the University of California at Berkeley. She began her public service career in 1979, as a Park Ranger for the East Bay Regional Park District, and eventually joined their Fire Department and became one of two EMT's at the time.
Jane became interested in a Firefighter-Paramedic position thinking that it seemed like, “the best job in the world.” She enrolled in Paramedic School at the Foothill/Stanford program. After finishing the program in 1989, Jane was hired by the City Benicia Fire Department.
In 1995 she returned to Alameda County, joining the Livermore Fire Department as a Firefighter-Paramedic. She was promoted to Captain in 2001, to Battalion Chief in 2006, and to Deputy Chief in 2010.
Throughout her career, Jane has been heavily involved in training with an emphasis on EMS and Wildland Firefighting. She completed the demanding California State Fire Marshal’s Master Instructor program in May, 2000. She has taught at both Los Medanos and Las Positas Colleges EMT, Paramedic and Fire Science programs. Jane is a member of FEMA California Task Force 4 and the East Bay Incident Management Team. She still considers Firefighter/Paramedic the “best job in the world.”
Jane is married to her husband, Bob Heady. They reside in Dublin with their certified therapy dog, Kylie. Jane and her husband, Bob, enjoy cycling, hiking and kayaking and are avid world travelers. Jane and her husband enjoy cycling, hiking and kayaking and are avid world travelers.
The last roll call for Deputy Chief Moorhead will be held on Friday, December 21 at 11:45 a.m. outside of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Headquarters located at 3560 Nevada Street in Pleasanton.