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Welcome to the Long Beach Fire Department's Website

The mission of the Long Beach Fire Department is to protect lives, property and the environment, improving the quality of life and safety of the community.

On March 16, 1897, when the citizens of Long Beach were concerned about the increasing number of uncontrollable fires, 28 charter members signed up as volunteer firemen. Thus, the Long Beach Fire Department was established to serve the community. More LBFD history

The Long Beach Fire Department has come a long way since its humble beginnings, and we currently have 527.26 FTE (full time equivalent) uniformed and civilian personnel budgeted. 

Class 2014A Night Drill

Our Core Services

  • Maintain citywide presence to effectively respond to fire, medical, beach, and waterway emergencies.
  • Provide effective prevention, education, and preparedness services.
  • Coordinate the City's disaster management and Homeland Security efforts.
  • Improve the quality of life for our community.
  • Long Beach Fire Department Headquarters


Fire Headquarters

3205 Lakewood Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90808
Phone: (562) 570-2500

Information on Station Locations

We take pride in our job and believe our web site offers you the opportunity to get better acquainted with the many services we offer, including:

Emergency Services | Fire Prevention | CERT | Junior Lifeguards | Safe Haven | Safe House | CPR Training

We hope you enjoy your virtual tour of the Department and welcome your comments.

Latest News

As a stand-alone applicant, the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) is the first fire department in the nation to receive a three-year “Mental Health Awareness Training Grant,” from the United States Department of Health and Human Services for its efforts to address issues surrounding homelessness and mental illness.
Espino Xavier AC

City Manager Patrick H. West announces the appointment of the next Long Beach Fire Department Fire Chief, Xavier Espino!

In honor of a “dedicated public servant,” the City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to rename the facility, located at 2249 Argonne Ave., after Rosa, who was fatally shot on June 25 while responding to a call in a senior living facility near Downtown Long Beach.
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Press Releases

Memorial Services for Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa have been set for Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the arena located at the Long Beach Convention Center.  The convention center is located at 300 East Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach, California.  The memorial services will be open to the public and will be followed immediately by a reception in Captain Rosa’s honor that will take place in the same venue.
On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, an additional arrest was made in connection to the most recent string of fires in the Belmont Shore and Naples area of Long Beach, California.  All three suspects linked to the fire at Dogz Bar and Grill.
On Saturday, June 16th, 2018, two arrests were made in connection to the most recent fire that occurred at Naples Elementary School that was reported to the fire department at 6:14 PM that day in which damage was sustained to an exterior classroom. Two suspects were arrested and taken into custody.
Firefighters learn the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems. In addition, they learn about the importance of early intervention and how, as first responders, they can intervene in the field and provide direct assistance to someone who is experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.
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ALL Fireworks are ILLEGAL in the Long Beach!