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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

HQ

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

A powerful storm system is bearing down on Southern California, and is expected to bring several inches of rain, high winds and higher sea levels through Saturday.

On Christmas day my Fire Chief said to me: “Merry Christmas!”

On the day before Christmas my Fire Captain said to me: “Most fires start in the kitchen. Never leave cooking unattended!”
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Press Releases

Apartment fire in Long Beach leaves one deceased. Six other patients evaluated onscene. One patient requires further treatment and transport to the hospital. Family of five displaced.
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