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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 it's humble beginnings, and we currently have 527.26 FTE (full time equivalent) uniformed and civilian personnel budgeted. Video

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

Memorial services are set for Fire Captain Ryan Thornton on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Cottonwood Church located at 4505 Katella Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA.
As of October 1, 2015, the Long Beach Fire Department has implemented the First Responder Fee.
Sabado, Septiembre 19 de 10:00am a 5:00pm en el Parque Heartwell
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Press Releases

Long Beach Firefighters respond to a fire in Long Beach that displaces 16 people. Red Cross provides additional support. One SAVE Card issued.
Long Beach Fire Captain Ryan Thornton passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015.
Due to a magnitude 8.3 earthquake near the coast of central Chile the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach have been issues a Tsunami Advisory by the National Weather Service.
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Fire Department Calendar

+ Events


September 19, 2015

2nd Annual Community Preparedness Event at Heartwell Park.  Contact Community Services for more information at (562) 570-2525