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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.

Press Releases

At 0015 hours, Long Beach Fire units arrived onscene of a structure fire on the 2600 Block of Deforest Avenue. 2 people were displaced. No injuries. SAVE Card issued.
A 2nd alarm structure fire occurred in a vacant 2.5 story single family dwelling on the 1400 Block of Atlantic Avenue. One firefighter was injured and transported to a local hospital.
Effective immediately, the City of Long Beach has closed all area beaches and waterways due to lightning activity in the area. The Belmont Pier has also been closed until further notice.
Press Release Archive »

All Fireworks are Illegal in Long Beach

No Fireworks Flyer

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