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.
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
3205 Lakewood Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90808
Phone: (562) 570-2500
We take pride in our job and believe our website offers you the opportunity to get better acquainted with the many services we offer, including:
We hope you enjoy your virtual tour of the Department and welcome your comments.
Firefighter Chris Parker, a 20-year veteran of the Long Beach Fire Department, was appointed to the department in 1998. He served as a firefighter assigned to various stations throughout Long Beach spending multiple years at Fire Station 1 located in the downtown area. Other assignments included time as a Fire Investigator with the Arson Unit. His last duty assignment was at Fire Station 13 located on the west side of Long Beach.